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Loni Love Clowns the Food Network for Confusing Her with Patti LaBelle

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Someone at “The Food Network” apparently thinks Loni Love and Patti LaBelle look alike because they sent a tweet that mixed the two women up.

It happened when the network was promoting its long-running show “Beat Bobby Flay” on Twitter and used a photo of LaBelle but mentioned Love in the caption space.

“Think @LoniLove and @chefanneburrell can find a chef to #BeatBobbyFlay? Anything can happen tonight,” read the tweet.

Eventually, the error got to Love, who then gave a tongue and cheek response. But there was also a seriousness to her post because she included the hashtag #AllBlacksLookAlike.”

“The Real” host said she was confused about how the channel could even mistake her for the famed singer.

“Lordy @FoodNetwork, that is @MsPattiPatti,” wrote Love. ”She [is] 75 lbs lighter than me, but we do wear similar wigs … If you only knew, I got a new attitude on my own.”

Right away, Love’s followers bashed the network and said it proves there aren’t enough Black people working behind the scenes. Others, meanwhile, called for LaBelle to admonish the channel.

“Oh my gawd, throw the whole marketing department away, ‘cause ain’t nobody on there Black for that comment,” wrote one Twitter user.

“Doesn’t Patti have a show on Food Network ‘Patti’s Place?’ Shame on them,” wrote someone else.

The Food Network has since removed the promotional tweet but haven’t issued a statement or apology about the mistake. You can see what other folks had to say about all of this below.

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Dear @foodnetwork …. this is @mspattilabelle with me…

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