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International news sites publish incorrect pictures of Pippi Longstocking

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Over the weekend, the news broke that Tami Erin, an actress who portrayed Pippi Longstocking in the eponymous 1988 film, was arrested and charged with DUI.

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However, the bigger story is not that Tami Erin was arrested, but that renowned international news sites published this story with incorrect images of the actress. Fans of the 1970’s cult classic Pippi TV movies have expressed disgust by the error made on behalf of so many news agencies, blogs and websites.

One of these was the UK’s Daily Mail, who mistakenly portrayed Swedish actress, Inger Nilsson in their article with a caption that reads: “Child star: Erin played the beloved children's book character in the 1988 film The New Adventures Of Pippi Longstocking.”

A Canadian news site, eCanadaNow, made the same mistake and used the same image of Inger Nilsson the Daily Mail used in their article with a caption that reads: “tami erin arrested”.

To some, Pippi Longstocking is just Pippi Longstocking, right? Wrong!

To legions of fans of the original movies, the error is not acceptable. One fan expressed her sentiment with the following: “I feel INSULTED they confused INGER NILSSON for Tami Erin! There's NO comparison!”

To add insult to injury, this is not the first time news sites have displayed the incorrect images of the actresses that have played Pippi. Most sites often confuse the two and more often than not, Inger Nilsson’s image gets plastered all over the media.

Earlier this year, Italian blogs PinkBlog and Miticult also published the incorrect Pippi Longstocking actress, mistaking Inger Nilsson for Tami Erin. As did, an Asian web community site registered in Vietnam, that publishes blogs and news articles from all over the world.

The Argentinean news site MinutoUno, also featured Inger Nilsson in an article published last August regarding Tami Erin. In addition to that, they posted the 1970’s Swedish movie not the late 80’s U.S. version where Tami Erin starred.

Tami Erin only played Pippi Longstocking once, in the U.S. version in 1988 that was a box office disaster.

On the other hand, Swedish actress Inger Nilsson played Pippi Longstocking a record four times in the following TV movies: Pippi Longstocking, Pippi Goes on Board, Pippi and the South Seas and Pippi on the Run.

Other U.S. based entertainment websites, such as TMZ and the NY Daily News, displayed the correct images of Tami Erin as Pippi in their articles.



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