When NBC aired the 2022 Super Bowl pre-game show’s solemn moments with a subdued yet stunning rendition of “America the Beautiful,” the chyron misidentified singer Mickey Guyton as Jhene Aiko. It was Aiko who was getting ready to sing, but as she was introduced, the camera showed us Guyton, who was already on the field getting ready to wow the crowd with “The Star Spangled Banner” (via Variety). While the mistake was quickly remedied and the camera panned to Aiko, that didn’t stop Twitter from taking NBC to task for the mistake.
One twitter user had a question for the network as soon as the mistake was noticed. “@NBCNews #SuperBowlLVI ummm … who confused Jhene Aiko and Mickey Guyton? Its tone deaf…. (On your part) #mickeyguyton and #jheneaiko . #mickeyandjhene”
Another couldn’t even believe what he was seeing. “Not them showing Mickey Guyton with Jhene Aiko’s name underneath. Come on now…” he wrote.
Yet another viewer couldn’t believe the network was making mistakes before the actual football game began. “Super Bowl production off to a super hot start lmao that WAS NOT Jhene Aiko hahaha,” he wrote.