Is Sex and the City actress Kim Cattrall the mother of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau? If you watched CBS News’ 60 Minutes this weekend, you might have gotten that impression.
Viewers pointed out almost immediately” the photo error, a 60 Minutes spokesperson told iMediaEthics.
“Cattrall did date the late Pierre Elliot Trudeau after his separation from Margaret Trudeau,” according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. The photo in question was taken by Toronto Star photographer Dick Darrell, the Star reported, when Cattrall was 24 and Trudeau 61.
“We regret the error on one of the several video and still images shown of Margaret Trudeau. It was corrected online Sunday night,” a 60 Minutes spokesperson said in a statement sent to iMediaEthics, that was also sent to The Hollywood Reporter.
Cattrall tweeted about the 60 Minutes error, writing “I have a son who is the Prime Minister of Canada? I couldn’t b more proud.”
— Kim Cattrall (@KimCattrall) March 7, 2016
Cattrall also re-tweeted jokes about the mix-up.
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— Kim Cattrall (@KimCattrall) March 8, 2016
iMediaEthics has written to Justin Trudeau’s office for comment on the error.