Whoopi Goldberg, born Caryn Elaine Johnson, is an actress, comedian and TV host.Oprah Winfrey, born Orpah Gail Winfrey, is a media mogul, actress and TV host.
Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey starred alongside one another in the classic 1985 film The Color Purple, however, Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey are not the same person.
Beauty website Total Beauty seemed to be completely taken aback by the fact that Oprah arrived all tat-tat-tatted up on the red carpet of the 2016 Oscars.
Too bad that’s not Oprah though. IT’S CLEARLY WHOOPI GOLDBERG.
Once Total Beauty realized their mistake — after they were roasted on Twitter, of course — they deleted their tweet and posted this apology:
You’re damn right there are no excuses, it’s good you realize that. Too bad the damage had already been done though.
Mind you, this happened smack dab in the middle of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, which came about due to the lack of diversity in Hollywood and Oscar nominations.
Of course since this is the Internet, screenshots were taken (see above) and jokes were maThe jokes even continued well into the ceremony…
The news got back to Oprah, and she and her BFF Gayle King’s daughter Kirby madelight of the gaffe on Instagram: