That was Robin Roberts

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The super faux pas went down Wednesday during the Fox news show "The Five" in which Watters praised King's R. Kelly interview and described the singer as "acting like a child, throwing a tantrum and acting like he was the victim".

The CBS newswoman sat down with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show for Thursday's episode to talk about Kelly's outburst during her more than 80-minute interview and keeping her cool throughout the situation.

The interview was Kelly's first since Chicago prosecutors charged him with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. It was Roberts. Duh!

Colbert asked about Fox News' Jesse Watters mixing her up with Robin Roberts, who had interviewed Jussie Smollett.

King has received accolades from journalists, family, friends and celebrities across the board on her powerful interview with Kelly. The interview aired on ABC's "Good Morning America" days before he was arrested and accused of filing a false police report. Authorities concluded it was a hoax he cooked up to promote his career.

In case you missed it, Kelly got extremely emotional when interviewed by King.




Gayle King would like Fox News host Jesse Watters to know that black people don't all look the same.

Watters: Sorry for Robin Roberts out there. After he was corrected, Watters said, with even more cringe-worthy confidence, "Oh, I knew that".

Right as King sat down across from Colbert, she excitedly revealed that she'd just gotten a personal phone call from iconic musician Elton John moments before coming out onto stage.

"I emailed Dana, who I don't know, and I said, 'Hi, just wanted to thank you for letting your colleague know that Robin Roberts and I - it was a great compliment, but thank you for letting him know that we're two different people".

King said she privately thanked Perino for correcting Watters, and made one simple request to her: "Could you let the rest of your colleagues know that all black people do not look alike?"

"We had a little joke about it and I hope to meet her one day because that was very nice of her to do", King said of Perino.

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