How do you confuse Whoopi Goldberg for Oprah? That’s what tons of Twitter users were furiously asking after a website called Total Beauty tweeted about Whoopi’s Oscars look and called her Oprah. See the angry tweets here!
The biggest blunder of the 2016 Oscars may have happened before the show even started! After Whoopi Goldberg showed up on the red carpet flaunting her tattoos, a website called TotalBeauty.com tweeted about her fabulous look, except they made a little mistake: They thought she was Oprah. Of course, their embarrassing confusion immediately caught wind on Twitter — and people were NOT happy!
Once Whoopi walked the carpet, Total Beauty tweeted, “We had no idea @Oprah was #tatted, and we love it. #Oscars.” The site’s 51,000 followers certainly noticed, but the fire quickly spread all over Twitter — and suddenly a whole frenzy ensued!
While there are certainly some celebs that look exactly alike in Hollywood, Oprah and Whoopi aren’t exactly doppelgängers. And considering this year’s Academy Awards have been surrounded by the #OscarsSoWhite issue, this didn’t help anything! The upset tweeters were quick to call out the person that tweeted the mix-up, accusing that it was likely a white person who confused the two African American celebs. Take a look at what people had to say about it:
— Samuel A. Morgan (@Bigsam98) February 29, 2016
how do you get oprah and whoopi goldberg mixed up. what sad intern is getting fired tonight
— oldface magenta 1994 (@forcIosers) February 29, 2016
LMFAO THIS IS WHOOPI GOLDBERG NOT ALL BLACK PEOPLE LOOK THE SAME https://t.co/dLC2HJdCCs
— byn (@jfcrobyn) February 29, 2016
— Kofie Y. (@KofieSpeaks) February 29, 2016
@BrilliantOne I mean come on. How do you mix up Oprah and Whoopi?!! 🙄
— Dr. Petty Shabazz (@Shaye_Tova) February 29, 2016
— Eric Garland (@EricJGarland) February 29, 2016
— PJ Joshi (@pjoshiny) February 29, 2016
HOW IS SOMEONE GETTING PAID TO COMMENT ON A RED CARPET AND THEY DON’T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OPRAH AND WHOOPI !!!!!!!!!
— mc (@michellewaslike) February 29, 2016
— Anré D. Washington (@Anre_ATL) February 29, 2016
Whoopi thinks she’s protected. This is very minuscule but it shows that she’s not. White people will try to make a joke out of you in a min
— Mr. Shade (@DrewShade) February 29, 2016
THIS IS NOT OPRAH. THIS IS WHOOPI GOLDBERG. SMH. https://t.co/tRqOMxAkBd
— Laura Petro (@LauraVPetro) February 29, 2016
— Ami Armstrong (@Hello_Armstrong) February 29, 2016
.@TotalBeauty Y’all had ONE JOB.
— Nicole J. Butler (@NicoleJButler) February 29, 2016
Because Oprah and Whoopi are twins🙄 https://t.co/pFDfMPkc9I
— xoNecole (@xonecole) February 29, 2016
Let's check in on Whoopi to see how she feels pic.twitter.com/V59gqNPm4L
— Abbi Crutchfield (@curlycomedy) February 29, 2016
— DOORMAN (@NYDoorman) February 29, 2016
whoopi and oprah look nothing alike are y'all frickin blind
— holly (@waltzwinslet) February 29, 2016
how do you misidentify whoopi goldberg as oprah but can tell brie larson and alicia vikander apart 100% of the time? #oscars2016
— Sam Brooks (@sbrookbrooks) February 29, 2016
The original tweet has since been deleted, but the conversation definitely hasn’t stopped. While Whoopi nor Oprah have commented about the error just yet, it will certainly be interesting to see if they chime in themselves!
What do you think of the Whoopi/Oprah mix-up, HollywoodLifers? Do you think they look alike? Tell us below!