Tahani really can’t catch a break.
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.
E! credited Jameela Jamil as Kamilah Al-Jamil!!! A great joke!!!! E! made a joke! I couldn’t get a screenshot!
— Esther Zuckerman (@ezwrites) January 6, 2019
The GOOD PLACE fan running the E! chyron just Who'd Jameela Jamil by calling her "Kamilah Al-Jamil," the name of her character's sister. #GoldenGlobes
— Vulture (@vulture) January 6, 2019
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.”
— Netflix (@netflix) January 6, 2019
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.