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Smokey Robinson Is Re-Doing His Viral Cameo Video After His Hanukkah Gaffe

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Smokey Robinson recently found himself at the wrong end of a hilarious misunderstanding. “Wrong end” might not be the right phrasing, actually: There was no ill intent behind his Cameo video confusion about “Chanukah,” which he didn’t realize was an alternate spelling of “Hanukkah” and pronounced “chuh-noo-kah.” After the video made the rounds online, the legendary artist is being a good sport about the situation and has vowed to re-record the viral video.

Last night, Robinson tweeted at Jeff Jacobson, who ordered the video for his mother, writing, “Hey @jeffjacobson – in the spirit of 2020, I’m gonna need a do-over! Please DM your mother’s phone number so we can try this again [laughing emoji].” Jacobson was happy to oblige, responding, “Coming right up, Smokey but you owe her and us nothing. We love you!”

Hey @jeffjacobson – in the spirit of 2020, I'm gonna need a do-over! Please DM your mother's phone number so we can try this again 😆 https://t.co/4E87elQkD8

— Smokey Robinson (@smokeyrobinson) December 15, 2020

Coming right up, Smokey but you owe her and us nothing. We love you! https://t.co/YUKRWlGKd5

— Jeff Jacobson (@jeffjacobson) December 15, 2020

Before that exchange, Jacobson pointed out what many people probably figured: He wasn’t upset about the mistake because he and his family got a great and memorable story out of it. He tweeted, “By the way, @smokeyrobinson can pronounce it any way he damn well pleases. He is a true legend whose music has been with me since birth. His kindness and generosity of spirit has already made this most-unusual 2020 Chanukah one of my family’s most memorable. Also, my mom says hi.”

By the way, @smokeyrobinson can pronounce it any way he damn well pleases. He is a true legend whose music has been with me since birth. His kindness and generosity of spirit has already made this most-unusual 2020 Chanukah one of my family’s most memorable. Also, my mom says hi.

— Jeff Jacobson (@jeffjacobson) December 14, 2020

Source: Smokey Robinson Is Re-Doing His Viral Cameo Video After His Hanukkah Gaffe

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Written by Derrick Rossignol

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