*CNN’s Don Lemon said he wasn’t surprised that LA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin confused Samuel L. Jackson for Laurence Fishburne during a live interview.
“I’m probably going to get in trouble here– people do look alike!” he said. “There are features that African Americans have that are similar, there are features that white people have that are similar, there are features that Hispanic people have that are similar.”
He described to CNN’s Erin Burnett how he himself has been mistaken for former CNN anchor TJ Holmes several times.
“When someone is in our tribe, its easier for us to tell them apart because we’re used to their facial features,” Lemon said. “But when someone is in a different tribe, sometimes it is harder.”