In the segment Woods criticized, reporter Poppy Harlow was covering hornet attacks in Hong Kong. Behind her, a graphic appears, while she is unaware, showing Hong Kong in South America around the area of Brazil.
These things happen. Recently, Fox News accidentally called Donald Trump “David” Trump. But when Woods jumped at the opportunity to let CNN know they messed up, he succeeded only in playing himself.
He tweeted a still photo of the gaffe with the hashtag #ThisIsCNN and the words, “Hong Kong, Africa…”
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) December 14, 2018
Twitter couldn’t jump on this fast enough.
Interested to see if you’ve been to that part of Africa? If you enjoyed it, you would LOVE Brazil!
— Johnny_Mik (@Johnny_Mik) December 16, 2018
That's not Africa. But thanks for playing.
— Kathy Rothfusz 🌊 (@SoonerBassooner) December 16, 2018
Loooool nope not any better James…
— Nadia (@Nadiavstheworld) December 16, 2018
Go on. Tell us more. Which part of Africa?
— David Wiebe (@dwiebe99) December 16, 2018
Tell us about this one, genius! pic.twitter.com/OXLDnfbzbM
— Amendment XXV (@JulsHaze) December 16, 2018
Or South America… who knows?!
— George Newell (@georgenewell) December 16, 2018
Has it been pointed out to you, Mr Deep Thinker, that this is actually South America? #ThisisJamesWoods
— Robert Brown (@rjcbrown) December 17, 2018
You still stuck in that Casino role I see.
— Keith Chadwick (@KeithChadwick) December 16, 2018
I saw this posted everywhere and wanted to pop in and make sure it was real!
Thanks for not disappointing by being so utterly disappointing.
— David R Piper SHOW ME THE TAX RETURNS! (@CockOfTheWalkDP) December 17, 2018
Well, that attempt at ridicule backfired fabulously……
— ObservingCrazy (@blau_Augen1962) December 17, 2018
I still remember when your publicists tried to convince us you were a Mensan. Haha.
— John Harrington (@thebeartiger) December 16, 2018
That is Brazil man
— Daniel Foss (@FossDaniel) December 16, 2018
Of course, one would think Woods would respond, or delete the mistake, but…no.
This is still up? Fantastic.
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) December 16, 2018
One Twitter user felt bad for Woods and offered him a boost of confidence.
One person thought Woods was a winner in at least one category.
Probably the biggest self-own of 2018 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
— A XXIII K (@OpDracula) December 16, 2018
It might be time for another Twitter break.