Black Twitter Goes Off After Armani Confuses Idris Elba For Alfre Woodard, #ArmaniCaptions Emerge

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/ November 21, 2013

Armani was the latest victim to feel the wrath of Black Twitter. The Italian fashion house caused a social media uproar after confusing actress Alfre Woodard for actor Idris Elba at the Governors Award Wednesday night (Nov. 20), writing this caption on Instagram: “Idris Elba posing in a gorgeous Giorgio @armani dress at the 5th Annual Governors Awards.”

Though it was immediately deleted, it wasn’t long before Black Twitter grabbed a screenshot and pushed out an onslaught of tweets with the corresponding hashtag #armanicaptions, poking fun at the big blunder. With racial profiling incidents serving as reminders for the blurred color lines in America, nothing evades Black Twitter. Peep some of the standout characters below.