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13 Times Stars of Color Were Confused for One Another (PHOTOS)

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13 Times Stars of Color Were Confused for One Another (PHOTOS)
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Terrence Howard & Cuba Gooding Jr.

Terrence Howard & Cuba Gooding Jr.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences posted a tweet confusing the Empire star for the People vs. OJ actor.

Terrence Howard & Cuba Gooding Jr.

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The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences posted a tweet confusing the Empire star for the People vs. OJ actor.

Michael Clark Duncan & Seal

Michael Clark Duncan & Seal
A news station showed a picture of Seal when announcing Michael’s death back in 2012.

Michael Clark Duncan & Seal

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A news station showed a picture of Seal when announcing Michael’s death back in 2012.

Laurence Fishburne & Samuel L. Jackson

Laurence Fishburne & Samuel L. Jackson

For some reason, people have always had a hard time distinguishing the two actors — the Snakes on a Plane star even made a shirt saying, “I’m not Laurence FIshburne.”

Laurence Fishburne & Samuel L. Jackson

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For some reason, people have always had a hard time distinguishing the two actors — the Snakes on a Plane star even made a shirt saying, “I’m not Laurence FIshburne.”

Nick Cannon & Marlon Wayans

Nick Cannon & Marlon Wayans

Red Eye Chicago confused the two actors and put Nick’s name at the bottom of a picture of Marlon.

Nick Cannon & Marlon Wayans

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Red Eye Chicago confused the two actors and put Nick’s name at the bottom of a picture of Marlon.

Mary J. Blige & Nene Leakes

Mary J. Blige & Nene Leakes

The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum was once confused for the singer on TMZ.

Mary J. Blige & Nene Leakes

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum was once confused for the singer on TMZ.

Nelson Mandela & Morgan Freeman

Nelson Mandela & Morgan Freeman
A public tribute to the former South African president accidentally honored the Academy Award winning actor instead.

Nelson Mandela & Morgan Freeman

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A public tribute to the former South African president accidentally honored the Academy Award winning actor instead.

Alfre Woodard & Idris Elba

Alfre Woodard & Idris Elba
Now this is just plain lazy — Armani shared a photo of the actress on Instagram and captioned her as “Idris Elba.” C’mon, people.

Alfre Woodard & Idris Elba

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Now this is just plain lazy — Armani shared a photo of the actress on Instagram and captioned her as “Idris Elba.” C’mon, people.

Kelly McCreary & Jerrika Hinton

Kelly McCreary & Jerrika Hinton

The actress, who plays Maggie Pierce on Grey’s Anatomy, was confused for her co-star at an EW party in September.

Kelly McCreary & Jerrika Hinton

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The actress, who plays Maggie Pierce on Grey’s Anatomy, was confused for her co-star at an EW party in September.

Tim Meadows & Don Cheadle

Tim Meadows & Don Cheadle
Apparently these two get confused for one another all the time, especially with fans at the airport.

Tim Meadows & Don Cheadle

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Apparently these two get confused for one another all the time, especially with fans at the airport.

Yvette Nicole Brown & Octavia Spencer

Yvette Nicole Brown & Octavia Spencer

The Community star was on Watch What Happens Live and a caller confused her for the Oscar-winning actress.

Yvette Nicole Brown & Octavia Spencer

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The Community star was on Watch What Happens Live and a caller confused her for the Oscar-winning actress.

Gina Rodriguez & America Ferrera

Gina Rodriguez & America Ferrera

America Ferrera was mistaken for Gina Rodriguez during the 2016 Golden Globe nominations ceremony. 

The Golden Globes accidentally tweeted a picture of the announcers, which included the Superstore actress, but attached the Jane the Virgin star’s Twitter handle instead. 

Gina Rodriguez & America Ferrera

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America Ferrera was mistaken for Gina Rodriguez during the 2016 Golden Globe nominations ceremony. 

The Golden Globes accidentally tweeted a picture of the announcers, which included the Superstore actress, but attached the Jane the Virgin star’s Twitter handle instead. 

Dev Patel & Riz Ahmed

Dev Patel & Riz Ahmed Credit: Getty

Luxury fashion house Burberry mistook Riz Ahmed for Dev Patel while attempting to congratulate him on his Best Supporting Actor award from the British Film Academy. 

Dev Patel & Riz Ahmed

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Luxury fashion house Burberry mistook Riz Ahmed for Dev Patel while attempting to congratulate him on his Best Supporting Actor award from the British Film Academy. 

Cece Winans & Shirley Ceaser

Cece Winans & Shirley Ceaser Credit: Getty

The Grammys confused the two gospel singers during this year’s ceremony when a video montage honoring Shirley featured video of Cece singing instead.  

Cece Winans & Shirley Ceaser

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The Grammys confused the two gospel singers during this year’s ceremony when a video montage honoring Shirley featured video of Cece singing instead.  

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Unfortunately, stars of color get mistaken for each other a lot, and it’s not because they actually look alike.

Sure, there are a few understandable confusions, but some of the mix ups are just plain sad.

No — not all people of color look alike!

Take a peek at the gallery above to see some of the head-scratching mix ups.