choking in my own language. pic.twitter.com/9VtRysTXEL
— bobby (@bobby) August 13, 2018
It’s been called “the flub of a lifetime.”
A contestant on ABC’s “$100,000 Pyramid” that aired Sunday appeared to be the mix of the names of Obama and Osama, when he was together with ‘Saturday Night Live’ alum Tim Meadows.
The topic was simple enough: “People Who have the last name of Obama.” But Evan Kaufman, the participant, told Meadows “Usama.” He managed to correct the response and say, “Barack”, but in a world with social media, the cat was out of the bag.
Kaufman took to Twitter and was a good sport and laughed at his error. He posted a video of the flub, and wrote, “So. This is me below. Racist $100,000 Pyramid Man.” He called the error “perhaps the most embarrassing moment of his life.
He named Meadows as one of his heroes and that he was a big fan of the former president and said he would have voted for him a third time. Deadline reported that he pointed out that his son was born, two weeks earlier, and the ” all the tired father thing.”
He ended up leaving with $8,500. And, as he put it on Twitter, “the story of the worst pyramid recommend of all-time.”