February 11th, 2014
08:27 PM ET

Don Lemon: "I am the other black guy"

Did Samuel L. Jackson have a right to be outraged - or did he overreact?

The actor went off on KTLA anchor Sam Rubin after he mistook the "Robocop" star for Laurence Fishburne.

Rubin: Did you get a lot of reaction from that superbowl commercial? Jackson: What superbowl commercial?
Rubin: Oh, you know what, my mistake.
Jackson: You know what you're as bad as the people on Twitter, I'm not Laurence Fishburne - we don't all look alike. We may be black and famous but we don't all look alike. You're the entertainment reporter for this station and you don't know the difference between me and laurence fishburne?

Rubin later apologized and said he was really embarrassed.

"I pride myself on the fact – that unlike a lot of people who do this kind of work – more often than not, I really do know what I'm talking about," Sam Rubin said. "But I didn't 30 minutes ago, and I'm really embarrassed about it, and I very much apologize to Samuel L. Jackson and anyone else who was offended for what was a very amateur mistake."

CNN's Don Lemon is OutFront.

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