The prize for the most awkward red carpet moment at the SAG Awards Sunday goes to the correspondent who told biracial actress Rashida Jones that she looked “very tan.”
The prize for handling the most awkward moment on the red carpet with grace goes to: Rashida Jones.
TNT’s Danielle Demski had just gushed over Jones’ Emanuel Ungaro gown and then moved on to compliment the star’s fetching shade of, uh, brown.
“You look like you've just come off an island or something, you're very tan, very tropical,” Demski told her enthusiastically.
“I mean, you know, I’m ethnic,” Jones said with a gracious smile.
Demski dissolved into embarrassed laughter.
Tweeted one viewer: “Great comeback to that ‘tan’ remark on the red carpet. Very classy of you! Bless her heart for her faux pas.”
Jones, who played Ann Perkins on “Parks and Recreation,” is the daughter of Quincy Jones and Jewish actress Peggy Lipton.