Fox 5 was running a segment on new film Bad Boys for Life, which reunites Smith with Martin Lawrence for the first time since 2003.
A scene from the film was shown on screen depicting Smith and Lawrence in character as Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett.
The caption beneath the clip read: ”Bad Boys for Life starring Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence now in theatres.”
“FOX HAD 1 JOB,” one viewer posted in a tweet hat has since gone viral.
Another wrote: “Which Fox 5 news f***ed this up? Y’all know damn well neither one is Eddie Murphy.”
“White people really do think all black people look alike,” one person responded.
Fox 5 has been contacted for comment.
Bad Boys for Life is in cinemas now. The film has been such a hit that a fourth film is in the works.