President Obama addressed the nation Friday regarding Sony's decision to cancel the release of The Interview following repeated cyber-attacks on the studio, but when he spoke about the film's stars he accidentally conflated James Franco and Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco into "James Flacco."
Did Obama just say James Flacco for James Franco? That is is all kinds of awesome if so.— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) December 19, 2014
Only moments after the slip up occurred someone had already snatched up the Twitter handle James Flacco and started a parody account.
Thanks for the name drop, Mr. President. It's an honor.— James Flacco (@JamesFlacco) December 19, 2014
I'd be more bummed about Sony yanking my movie, but I'm having the best season of my career.— James Flacco (@JamesFlacco) December 19, 2014
The slip of the tongue was so talked about that even the Ravens quarterback got in on the fun, tweeting a quick correction to the President, and reaching out to Franco.
- Brendan Maloy