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People stan Penn Badgley correcting Gina Rodriguez in resurfaced clip

'She's speaking to Mr. Gossip Girl himself, he BETTER check her.'


Rachel Kiley

Internet Culture

Posted on Dec 28, 2019   Updated on May 19, 2021, 7:20 pm CDT

An interview between Gina Rodriguez and Penn Badgley has resurfaced, proving that, sometimes, even celebrities mess up while talking to other celebrities.

A four-second clip of the interview, which was part of Variety’s Actors on Actors series and originally hit the internet earlier this year, has been making the rounds on Twitter. In it, Rodriguez tries to compliment Badgley by telling him she “watched Gossip Girls like crazy.”

Of course, the only problem is, the show was actually called Gossip Girl. Singular. Because there was only one Gossip Girl.

While someone else may have let the mistake slip by, Badgley, who ultimately was Gossip Girl in one of the most confusing twists of teen television, was quick to correct the Jane the Virgin star.

“Why is Penn Badgley correcting Gina Rodriguez so funny you can tell he’d call her out on all her bullshit if given the opportunity,” Twitter user @nickjcss wrote alongside the clip.

The clip quickly went viral, as fans of Gossip Girl and fans of awkward interviews alike jumped on the moment.

“She’s speaking to Mr. Gossip Girl himself he BETTER check her,” Twitter user @MegannKeyser joked.

Rodriguez has had her share of controversies this year, from getting called out repeatedly for using the N-word to drawing accusations of both anti-Blackness and faking remorse over being called anti-Black.

So while Badgley merely calling Rodriguez out for appearing to not know the name of his hit CW show she supposedly watched “like crazy” is just a quick laugh on the surface, some are making his correction into a little more than that.

“Normally I’d cringe at a yt man [correcting] a woc like that but LOL,” Twitter user @HartfordEtc admitted.

But even if Rodriguez wasn’t being quite honest when she said she watched “Gossip Girls” rather than it being an honest mistake, we do sincerely hope she enjoys Badgley’s current show, You’re.


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*First Published: Dec 28, 2019, 1:37 pm CST