Samuel L. Jackson let KTLA new anchor Sam Rubin have it on Monday for confusing him with Laurence Fishburne… Sorry I don’t see the resemblance. This is one of the most hilarious things. A classic moment for years to come.
The whole thing started when Rubin asked Jackson about the Super Bowl commercial he did. That would be all fine and dandy except for one thing, he never did a Super Bowl commercial! Laurence Fishburne did for Kia!
Samuel was not having that at all and replied, “we don’t all look alike!” Jackson lashed out. “There’s more than one black guy doing a commercial!”
It must have been so uncomfortable for Rubin. I know it was funny as hell to watch!! Look at the clip below and see how it all goes down.
Sam Rubin did releases a statement apologizing for the incident. It’s ok, it mad my day!
“We start right now with the beauty and the occasional pain of live television. First and foremost, I do know who Samuel L. Jackson is. I’ve interviewed him several times over the years, but never quite like the conversation we just had.”
“I indicated to Samuel that I’d seen him during the Super Bowl, and he thought that I had confused him with the commercial Laurence Fishburne had done for a car company. Of course a “Captain America” ad had also run during the Super Bowl, but I immediately felt so dumb, I didn’t bring that up — and he gave me the shellacking that was well deserved.”
“I pride myself on the fact — that unlike a lot of people who do this kind of work — more often than not, I really do know what I’m talking about. But I didn’t 30 minutes ago, and I’m really embarrassed about it, and I very much apologize to Samuel L. Jackson and anyone else who was offended for what was a very amateur mistake.”