Emmys: Television Academy Twitter Account Mixes Up RuPaul and Music Director Rickey Minor

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The tweet was quickly deleted.

On a largely gaffe-free Emmy awards night, the Television Academy almost got away with a social media snafu that saw it mixing up RuPaul and the show's musical director, Rickey Minor. 

The Television Academy account tweeted out a picture of Emmy-winner Minor on the red carpet but the caption identified him as RuPaul. The tweet was deleted and one of RuPaul with the same caption uploaded. 

However, some eagle-eyed Twitter users spotted the slip and made sure the Television Academy social media team knew about it.

The mistake is even more galling considering RuPaul played a major role in the awards show, donning the gold makeup to portray the living personification of the Emmy award.