The news website Salon better double-check IMDB next time.
Actor Kumail Nanjiani of HBO’s Silicon Valley called out Salon for incorrectly saying he was a “regular” on CBS’s hit show The Big Bang Theory.
“So @salon did a Silicon Valley review & said I’m a regular on Big Bang Theory,” Nanjiani tweeted April 10 with a screenshot of the error.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) April 10, 2015
Then, after Nanjiani highlighted the error, he accused Salon of covering up the error, writing on Twitter that Salon changed the story without any correction.
Hey so @salon just changed that article on the sly. Aren’t they supposed to print an official retraction or correction or something?
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) April 11, 2015
Salon‘s editor-in-chief David Daley denied that the website tried to cover up its error. “A correction was immediately posted to the top of the story,” Daley wrote to iMediaEthics when asked if Nanjiani’s tweeted suggestion was correct.
Salon tweeted the news of its correction around half an hour after Nanjiani’s comment about them covering it up.
The correction reads “Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Kumail Nanjiani is also an actor on “The Big Bang Theory.” Salon deeply regrets the error.”