With Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards putting a spotlight on women and the #MeToo movement – and in an age when audiences have grown of red carpet reporters asking female celebrities only about who they’re wearing on the red carpet – The New York Times made a misstep when it captioned an image of Rita Moreno and Norman Lear. Moreno – who stars in the reboot of One Day at a Time, the show Lear developed in the 1970s – arrived at the event on a scooter that Lear drove. In an image, the NYT reduced one of the Latino community’s most legendary actress as Lear’s guest.
But Moreno – who is a natural treasure – has one of the most storied careers in Hollywood. She’s one of a handful of EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) winners (and the only Latina), and her career has spanned more than 60 years. With the NYT diminishing her work, people voiced their disappointment:
Even Lear got in on the action:
The Times eventually updated its caption.