Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Jesse Tyler Ferguson: 'Actress'

C-SPAN mistakenly referred to White House Correspondents dinner guest Jesse Tyler Ferguson an "actress" during their coverage of the event. Ferguson tweeted a screenshot of the flub saying that "this is the third time this mistake has happened on TV."

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  1. Jesse is a common enough name for both males and females, though you'd think the kyron typist would have realized that the lack of an "i" in Jesse is usually indicative of a male's name.

    Posted by: JDB | May 1, 2011 2:14:34 PM

  2. Jesse is the father of David. He loved his gay son.

    Posted by: Philo | May 1, 2011 2:26:35 PM

  3. I hope to be as awesome a ginger as him some day.

    Posted by: Eric26 | May 1, 2011 3:25:15 PM

  4. Oh come on.

    He is hardly unknown. But he is part of Ari Emmanuels stable of avatars so wouldn't be surprised if ala Entourage they wrote his name like this on purpose.

    Like is said, funny who they chose to attend eh?

    Ferguson was like a gift aid for all their red hot blooded celebs attending.

    With Colfer, well it's Colfer so they can't get away with this.

    Posted by: Rowan | May 1, 2011 3:27:36 PM

  5. Why even use the word "actress" anymore? It sounds outdated.

    Posted by: Greg | May 1, 2011 4:11:05 PM

  6. I guess "Diva" would have been worse.

    Jesse deserves better, particularly since he's the rare gay Hollywood actor who has a beard on his face instead of on his arm.

    Posted by: Ernie | May 1, 2011 4:49:15 PM

  7. Ooh! Nice one Ernie!

    Posted by: Lucas | May 1, 2011 6:01:39 PM

  8. Once is a mistake. Three times is deliberate...

    Posted by: Wirrrn | May 1, 2011 9:56:03 PM

  9. Homophobic news station!! This is a complete outrage!! How dare we sit by and let this happen time and time again.

    Oh wait, this WASN'T done by Fox News? Oh, that's why you are all so forgiving and think it's so funny. Oh, I get the joke. Gays only attack Fox. Ok. Good.

    Posted by: BC | May 1, 2011 10:23:42 PM

  10. I think "actor" is used for both sexes nowadays.

    Posted by: Jack M | May 2, 2011 9:44:26 AM

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