Rita Moreno made a statement when she arrived at the 2018 Golden Globes on a scooter driven by Norman Lear. Although the actress caught the eye of everyone on the red carpet, Moreno didn’t get any recognition from The New York Times.
The renowned “paper of record” covered the arrivals for the award show. For Lear and Moreno’s, they captioned the Puerto Rican star simply as “guest.” Fans shared their anger on social media calling the caption disrespectful toward the actress, who has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony (EGOT) — one of only 12 people to achieve this. “‘Norman Lear and a guest.’ THAT’S EMMY GRAMMY OSCAR TONY WINNER RITA MORENO, YOU IMBECILES,” wrote one commenter while another tweeted, “How dare the New York Times refer to the legend that is Rita Moreno as a guest. She is legitimately one of the best actresses of our time. Don’t ever disrespect a legend.”
Lear poked fun at all the controversy and tweaked the caption, tweeting back at the Times: “@TheRitaMoreno and guest.”
The newspaper has updated the caption of the slideshow photo writing on Twitter, “The caption has long since been updated to properly acknowledge the wonderful Rita Moreno.” Many people were still displeased with the correction as one person wrote, “You get no cookie for doing your job for correcting a stupid mistake you made in the first place. Drop the attitude and be better at your job.”
Moreno and Lear are currently working together on the producer’s Netflix reboot of the 1970s sitcom One Day at a Time, which is set to release its second season on Jan. 26.