Nope, try again.
And so the awkward lols continue following yesterday's rather embarrassing "Yeah, that's not Waleed Aly..." slip-up by our Fairfax stablemates The Age.
In case you missed it: the paper's TV column ran a sidebar announcement that The Project's part-time panellist and, ahem, Fairfax columnist Waleed Aly was becoming a permanent host on the Channel Ten show. Unfortunately, the headline ran alongside a photo of comedian Nazeem Hussain of SBS's Legally Brown, which.... yeah.
Well, we are kinda the same person... pic.twitter.com/FC3d0NQiFO — Nazeem Hussain (@nazeem_hussain) December 17, 2014
(Note: I just did a search for "Waleed Aly" in Fairfax's internal image site to see how this might've happened, and - lo and behold - a picture of Nazeem Hussain turns up! Yes, still! Helpfully, there's now a caption attached to it noting "***WARNING! This is NOT Waleed Aly.***" Great fix, guys! Seriously, two thumbs up.)
Nazeem Hussain had fun with the whole thing:
Waleed getting settled and making himself at home at @theprojecttv and Channel Ten. Welcome, sir. pic.twitter.com/oh9BIEuJOf — Hunter Smith (@MrHunterSmith) December 18, 2014
As did ABC News' Jeremy Fernandez:
@julesaly @nazeem_hussain To be fair, my daughter once pointed at a pic of Waleed & called him dad. — Jeremy Fernandez (@JezNews) December 17, 2014
As did our friends over at The Guardian (note the captions):
As did the internet:
Brown people in the Australian media are apparently like Highlander: there can be only one. pic.twitter.com/6Z9ru4T2DL — Marc Fennell (@marcfennell) December 17, 2014
Singularity. pic.twitter.com/NG2uxv6F2k— Susan Carland (@SusanCarland) December 18, 2014
But the ABC's 7:30 host Leigh Sales might've swept in and won the whole thing with this tweet delivered just before she went to air yesterday evening:
It's so tempting to open 7.30 tonight with "Welcome to the program, I'm Waleed Aly." — Leigh Sales (@leighsales) December 18, 2014
Well played, everyone.
I guess I should inform the Fairfax higher-ups to sort out that image search issue... but I kinda wanna see what happens next.