What is it with the name confusion this week?
Hot on the heels of John Travolta’s Oscars-night blunder, when he referred to Broadway star Idina Menzel as Adela Dazeem (next Disney princess, anyone?), we now have an Orthodox newspaper confusing actor Luis Guzman with Mexican cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
The Lakewood Shopper correctly reported the notorious drug lord’s capture by Mexican authorities, but used a picture of Luis Guzman, famous for roles in “Carlito’s Way” and “How to Make It In America,” as a mug shot, [Elite Daily reported]( (http://elitedaily.com/news/world/orthodox-jewish-newspaper-uses-actor-luis-guzmans-face-el-chapo-article-photo/ ‘Elite Daily reported’)).
The error was pointed out by Malei Rikud on Twitter.
The Lakewood Shopper uses actor @IAmLuisGuzman’s pic instead of Druglord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s. @BuzzFeedAndrewpic.twitter.com/DXRUv8VeBD— Malei Rikud (@MaleiRikud) March 5, 2014
The actor, who lives in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, gamely replied to the tweet. Needless to say, he was less than pleased to be compared to a man who’s allegedly responsible for countless murders and the laundering of billions of dollars.
@MaleiRikud watch your backs motha fuckas — Luis Guzman (@IamLuisGuzman) March 5, 2014
While Travolta later apologized for “Travolta-fying” Menzel’s name, it seems the Lakewood Shopper has yet to do so.
Lakewood Shopper you owe me a fuckin apology!!! Wtf — Luis Guzman (@IamLuisGuzman) March 6, 2014
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg , she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.
Jewish Newspaper Confuses Actor With Drug Lord