Funny story. I was in Los Angeles over the weekend, and as I was walking the streets I heard a woman next to me start uncontrollably screaming "DAVID SPADE! DAVID SPADE!". I looked both ways and didn't see a single person that looked like Davis Spade. However, there was a guy that bear a striking resemblance to David Arquette walking right past me. I guess what I am trying to say is that this wasn't a race thing. I mean, it was a race thing in the sense that both Tyrese and Jamie Foxx are black, but it's not a race thing in the sense that white people think all black people look alike.
We just think all old, irrelevant actors of a relatively similar skin tone look alike. See, that's not racist, it's ignorance. Hey, the 'Fast and Furious' movies were a lonnnng time ago. There were only so many Paul Walker tributes Tyrese could attend before he ran out of ways to keep himself in front of a camera. He can't be mad if people have no idea who he is so they just assume he is someone that's actually more famous. Shit, if I were Tyrese I would latch on to that lack of racial recognition, add an 'x', and just start going by Jamie Foxxx to see if I got a few more accidental casting calls. It certainly can't hurt his career at this point. I guess you could argue that someone working for US Weekly probably shouldn't have the leeway to make this mistake, but for the average citizen this isn't a huge mixup. It's not like we are talking about Denzel or Michael B. Jordan or something.
P.S. I apologize to Jamie Foxx for this entire blog.