Oscars 2017: People editor revives 'Hidden Fences' flub

It's happening again. No, not "Twin Peaks." (Alas, we have to wait until May for that.) "Hidden Fences," the unfortunate flub uttered by both Jenna Bush Hager on the red carpet of the Golden Globes and Michael Keaton during the awards show itself,...

Oscars 2017: People editor revives 'Hidden Fences' flub

It's happening again. No, not "Twin Peaks." (Alas, we have to wait until May for that.)

"Hidden Fences," the unfortunate flub uttered by both Jenna Bush Hager on the red carpet of the Golden Globes and Michael Keaton during the awards show itself, has been revived on the Oscars red carpet, and, in short order, on social media. 

Jess Cagle, editor-in-chief of People magazine (see clip below), trotted out the conflation of Oscar-nominated movies "Fences" and "Hidden Figures" once again, this time during an Oscars pre-show on ABC. 

Twitter was quick to respond en masse with memes and criticism for his repetition of the now-famous error that confuses the two best-picture nominees. 

I knew we'd get our #HiddenFences before the night was over. #Oscars pic.twitter.com/NXpfg7JVmu

-- Travon Free (@Travon) February 27, 2017   Here's a bit of the trending "Hidden Fences" chatter from Oscar-night Twitter.   [<a href="//storify.com/NJentertainment/oscars-2017-the-return-of-the-hiddenfences-flub" target="_blank">View the story "Oscars 2017: The return of the #HiddenFences flub" on Storify</a>]<h1>Oscars 2017: The return of the #HiddenFences flub</h1><h2>Jess Cagle, People magazine editor-in-chief, enters the flub fray by committing the now-familiar error</h2><p>Storified by <a href="https://storify.com/NJentertainment">NJ.com</a>· Mon, Feb 27 2017 01:08:32 </p><div>#HiddenFences ? https://t.co/XUDG7Gn65pGreg Cunningham</div><div>Repeat after me: HIDDEN [?] [?] FENCES [?] [?] IS [?] [?] NOT [?] [?] A [?] [?] THING [?] [?] #Oscars  #HiddenFences https://t.co/sgnCYNloTGBeth Rader</div><div>#HiddenFences ????? For the last time it's #HiddenFigures!!!!!! https://t.co/7KZl8HJROjTLiMS63</div><div>#HiddenFences all over again? Really though?! *SMH* #Oscars https://t.co/Wo5FMepXTuTVHolic Jay</div><div>#HiddenFences has returned thanks to People's editor... https://t.co/FtJhhBNKYEDarnice</div><div>#HiddenFences, again? Really? Did we learn nothing from the Golden Globes? Get it together, get the names right, show some respect. #Oscars https://t.co/7mutfxRioDO General My General</div><div>Hidden Fences #ChangeAWordRuinAMovie #HiddenFences #HiddenFigures https://t.co/LBfwas3C3XBillieJeanBuss</div><div>#HiddenFences again? https://t.co/pfs5fsC2exBolbi Stroganovsky</div><div>#HiddenFences-- Fantastic performance from Frederick Douglass. Great actor who is getting noticed more and more I noticed. #Oscars https://t.co/3orSE7HHxBKristina Wong [?]</div><div>#HiddenFences #Oscars https://t.co/k0RlyvDTgHAlwaysResist[?] </div><div>I love Viola P. Spencer [?] [?] She was wonderful in #HiddenFences [?] [?] https://t.co/40L9aAqvN8Darius [?] </div><div>Jess Cagle is the kat who said #hiddenfences https://t.co/G24p2XPBPNCHRIS GREENE</div><div>I didn't think we'd get to do this again #Oscars #HiddenFences https://t.co/5lDYwPXClrAnne Marie</div><div>Aaaaaaaand there it is @MrJessCagle @people #HiddenFences #Oscars https://t.co/T06K0JOrMIAllison Michelle</div><div>*aggravated sigh* This bs again... #HiddenFences https://t.co/Q2NikzYdknNila N. Brown [?] </div><div>Rooting hard for #HiddenFences tonight. #Oscars #Oscars2017 https://t.co/aTtwh6kzqNBarkBox</div><div>it's the big oscars day and white people still can't figure out #HiddenFences isn't actually a real film https://t.co/YEHMZnArTlJOHNNY!</div><div>We've been through two Award Shows this season and you still saying #HiddenFences on "accident".. [?] [?] [?] https://t.co/BrD24QL4i4Dan.</div> Amy Kuperinsky may be reached at akuperinsky@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @AmyKup or on Facebook.    

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