Oops! Fox News Host Says Leonardo DiCaprio Painted the Mona Lisa
Leonardo DiCaprio isn't just a Hollywood star or an environmental activist, he also painted the Mona Lisa - according to Fox News.
He made the gaffe as he discussed a story about scientists trying to identify the model used in the famous potrait. While he didn't acknowledge the mistake, social media users were more than happy to point out his error.
@ShepNewsTeam Leonardo DiCaprio painted the Mona Lisa? Learn something every day.— Jeff Garner (@jgarner296969) September 24, 2015
So a @FoxNews anchor confused Leonardo Da Vinci w/ Leonardo DiCaprio. Bet he thought the former was just a ninja turtle.— Renee Saviour (@rensaviour) September 25, 2015
According to Fox News, Leonardo DiCaprio painted the "Mona Lisa". I, for one, enjoyed Leonardo da Vinci in the movie Titanic.— Alex Rosas (@Cynikal180) September 25, 2015
In 2013, DiCaprio told the The Wall Street Journal that he was named after the painter.
"My dad says he and my mom were visiting the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, and stopped to look at a Leonardo da Vinci painting," he said. "My mom was pregnant with me, and I started kicking furiously, so my dad said, 'That is an omen.'"
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