Civil rights leader and MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton had some trouble pronouncing the name of out Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, appearing to call him “Boot Bettajedge.”
“‘Boots,’ have a seat next to ‘Adele Dazeem,'” tweeted out comedian Wanda Sykes with video of the flub. She was referring to when John Travolta mangled singer Idina Menzel’s name at the Oscars in 2014.
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“Boots,” have a seat next to “Adele Dazeem.” pic.twitter.com/n8CuacWciR
— Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) February 22, 2021
Sykes’s fans loved it.
BOOOOOTS!!!!!! Rhymes with Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 💀💀💀 pic.twitter.com/c4eoEsjFt9
— RMFD (@uasknortelln) February 22, 2021
Now everytime I see him, I'm going to call him Bootsy. pic.twitter.com/uHytjnbXoD
— YouCantDrinkKoolAidThruAMask🇺🇸🏳️🌈 (@JLOHagans) February 22, 2021
Someone also shared a video of MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell calling the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana “Poot Beetajudge” last month while covering his Senate confirmation hearing.
Is this the best newscast of all time?
We’ll let Poot Beetigieg
— Jon’s nervous laughter (@McEuen) January 23, 2021