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Samuel L. Jackson

DESTROYS News Anchor

I'm Not Laurence Fishburne, YOU MORON!!!

2/10/2014 10:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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WARNING:
This is the MOST PAINFUL interview we've ever watched -- an L.A. news anchor just mistook Samuel L. Jackson for Laurence Fishburne ... on live TV ... and Sam Jackson completely lost it.

Jackson was sitting for an interview about his new movie "RoboCop" this morning on KTLA -- and for some reason, Entertainment anchor Sam Rubin decided to ask Sam Jackson about his new Super Bowl commercial.

But there's a HUGE problem -- because Sam Jackson did NOT do a Super Bowl commercial this year. Laurence Fishburne did. And that's when Sam Jackson GOES OFF on Rubin.

Rubin scrambles like 90s cable porn ... and desperately tried to apologize ... but Jackson will NOT let him off the hook. It's amazing.



SAM RUBIN

ATTACKS TMZ OVER SAM JACKSON STORY

… TMZ HITS BACK!!!


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Sam Rubin is not having a good day ... and it just got worse.

Hours after the KTLA reporter got his ass REAMED by Samuel L. Jackson for mistaking him for Laurence Fishburne during a live interview, he tried to take TMZ to task for the way we covered the story.

Problems is, TMZ doesn't like being taken to task ... especially when we're right.

That's when Evan stepped in and engaged Rubin in an enlightening civil discussion about their respectful disagreements ... just kidding ... THEY WENT OFF ON EACH OTHER!!!!!

It was all out war on "TMZ Live" .... ya gotta check out the clip!!!!!
474 COMMENTS

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76.

DIANA629    

What an idiot Sam Rubin!!!! He sucks!!! Get rid of him!!!!

170 days ago
77.

Unbroken Chain    

I mix them up all the time too. Does that make me racist?? Hope not.

170 days ago
78.

Jacqui    

I hate that Samuel L. Jackson made it about race. Look, the guy made a mistake. Doesn't he, or anyone else ever get two people mixed up? Doesn't he, or anyone else ever think two people are similar in any way? Obviously, he's not gonna mistake Samuel L. Jackson for some white guy. So naturally, he had in mind another black guy. That doesn't mean he thinks all black guys look alike. That's ridiculous! Now, that being said, as an entertainment reporter, it's a little odd that he didn't have his celebrities down pat, but still, it WAS a mistake. I think Samuel L. Jackson was a little hard on the guy. He was mortified, and kept on apologizing. It would have been the gentlemanly thing to do, to accept the sincere apology and move on.

170 days ago
79.

Real n the field    

what do you expect from a jewish reporter.
they dont pay attention unless "MONEY" is involved

170 days ago
80.

jeffnlisa    

First off, okay he made a mistake, should he have done his research first, yes thats understood, but I for one have NEVER LIKED Samuel L Jackson and never will. He is an egotistical self righteous a$$shole! I for one CANNOT STAND HIM!!! I won't even watch his movies because everything about Samuel L Jackson is disgusting. Now granted this is just MY opinion and Im SURE I will get nothing but CRAP over it but OH WELL EVERYONE is entitled to their opinion. People are HUMAN, we make MISTAKES! Get over it Samuel.

170 days ago
81.

Sarah    

No one likes to be called by the wrong name. The Anchor was careless.... but once he said he was sorry... Samuel L. Jackson should have moved forward, instead he has him repeating the I am sorry 4 times! That just reflects badly on Mr. Jackson.

170 days ago
82.

warriorpoet    

Fishburne and Jackson are easily confused.

170 days ago
83.

Tina Meyers    

Poor Sam Rubin! Well ya know what they say----"some of them do look alike!"

170 days ago
84.

John    

Seriously funny! I didn't find it "painful" at all. In fact, I think Samuel L Jackson handled it with both humor and tact. There's nothing wrong with ribbing someone for a mistake. I wish more people could laugh at themselves like this.

170 days ago
85.

Rollining Flr Laughing    

I loved Samuel L. Jackson in Mandela!

170 days ago
86.

fairjoann    

That was priceless! I love you Samuel Jackson!

170 days ago
87.

J.B.    

The lamest part is the jackass arguing with Sam Rubin...You look like a tool arguing with that old man and you work for TMZ....haha you guys are cool tho

170 days ago
88.

Garry    

He should have told the host that he was the black radical that held Martin Luther King's father against his will during a protest in the 60's. Nobody wants to remember that..

170 days ago
89.

fairjoann    

That was priceless! I love you Samuel Jackson!

170 days ago
90.

gegeok    

LOL.... I'M THE WHAT'S IN YOUR WALLET BLACK GUY...LOL.....

170 days ago
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