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E! Misidentifies Jameela Jamil as Her ‘The Good Place’ Character’s Sister at Golden Globes

Tahani really can’t catch a break.

On E!’s live broadcast of the 2019 Golden Globes Awards red carpet, an on-screen caption labeled “The Good Place” actress Jameela Jamil as another character on the show.

Jamil plays reformed socialite Tahani Al-Jamil on the NBC comedy, and the caption labeled the British actress as “Kamilah Al-Jamil,” Tahani’s sister, who is played by Rebecca Hazlewood — and always overshadows her sibling.

E! later corrected the mistake on air toward the end of the telecast, but not before Twitter users got in on the fun. Some wondered if the chyron indicates the outlet was in on the joke, as on “The Good Place,” the high-strung Tahani is endlessly frustrated by people comparing her to Kamilah, the golden child of the family whose name means “perfect” in Arabic.

Even the official Netflix account tweeted, “Give #TheGoodPlace fan who works at E! one billion dollars for this savage insult on a shot of Jameela Jamil that would ENRAGE Tahani.”

Jamil herself responded to the gaffe in stride, tweeting, “this is legit the funniest thing I have ever seen. What a joyous mistake. Tahani would DIE!”

While en route to the awards ceremony, Jamil posted a video on Twitter of her wearing jeans under her floral gown. “An experienced woman wears jeans under her golden globes gown because it’s forking COLD,” she wrote.

“The Good Place” is nominated for best television series, musical or comedy, while star Kristen Bell scored a nomination for the best actress in a TV musical or comedy category. The 76th annual Golden Globes telecast will begin 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

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