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In slip of the tongue, President Barack Obama called James Franco, James Flacco

President Barack Obama inadvertently triggered a social media eruption due to a memorable slip of the tongue involving Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.

During a speech where he was discussing Sony Pictures' decision to cancel the release of "The Interview" after threats from North Korea and being hacked, the Commander in Chief referred to actor James Franco as James Flacco.

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It was an innocent mistake, but Obama was quickly corrected on Twitter by many, including by Flacco's official Twitter account, @TeamFlacco writing to the President: "@barackbama It's James Franco, not James Flacco :)"

Flacco doesn't actually operate his Twitter account.

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Obama met Flacco and congratulated the Super Bowl XLVII Most Valuable Player during the Ravens' White House visit last year after the AFC North franchise defeated the San Francisco 49ers.

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