WSVN Reporter Has a Hard Time Telling Black People Apart at Obama Victory Rally (Video)

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WSVN has some rather ambitious coverage of the election last night for a local channel. They even sent reporter Blake Burman to the Obama rally in Chicago. Unfortunately there was a bit of awkwardness when WSVN cut to Burman solely because he was standing in the vicinity of a famous black person being interviewed by someone else. Embarrassingly, Burman could not figure out who that famous black person was for the life of him.



Hmm, who is that famous black person? Is it Wyclef Jean? No. Maybe Wale? Is he even still relevant enough to be at an event like this? Rick Ross? Wait, no, he's fat. One of the non-Beyonce members of Destiny's Child? No, they were all women, weren't they? Bill Cosby? Well, that's a crazy sweater, but not Cosby crazy. LeBron James? Too short. Cornel West? Probably not. Lady Gaga? Wait, she's not even black.

Oh! It's Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas!

Simple mistake. Could happen to any of us.

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18 comments
Daniel McFarland
Daniel McFarland

Oh the DJ that remixed the Sesame Street theme song? Yea he sucks. Who cares...

Erica K. Landau
Erica K. Landau

LOL, you know the guy breathed a sigh of relief when he pulled "Wyclef Jean" out of his ass too...

Ked Killjoy
Ked Killjoy

maybe he doesnt listen to that kind of music.

Tami Powellcarter
Tami Powellcarter

he had a long day, i probably would have done the same thing

Joey Glez
Joey Glez

LMAO!!!! Couldnt stop laughing!! Hilarious!

hannahalexs
hannahalexs

@phatbear79 @MiamiNewTimes Haha, that's award-winning journalism right there.

Pablo Ramírez
Pablo Ramírez

what an irrelevant article, as irrelevant as William

Jose Antonio Navarro
Jose Antonio Navarro

Well a lot of people don't follow Pop news either lol I once had Christina Aguilera walk in front of me years ago and didn't notice it was her until a friend bumped my shoulder to tell me it was Aguilera.

Ed Ochoa
Ed Ochoa

Really new Times? That's what your reporting, just because a reporter does not know a certain artist does not mean what your trying to insinuate, man the things you people do to try and get people to read your posts.

Sebastian Antonio Leon
Sebastian Antonio Leon

I don't blame the guy, no one remembers anyone in the black eyed peas anymore lol

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