Tweet Mixes Up Whoopi and Oprah on the Red Carpet

Not good in general, but especially during another year of #OscarsSoWhite
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 28, 2016 7:24 PM CST
Tweet Mixes Up Whoopi and Oprah on the Red Carpet
Whoops.   (Twitter)

There wasn't much controversy on the Oscars' red carpet Sunday evening, but controversy found its way onto Twitter during the glitzy parade of gowns and tuxes. Whoopi Goldberg showed up and showed herself off in an off-the-shoulder dress she said was inspired by the dress Bette Davis wore in All About Eve, reports Us. Whoopi's most prominent accessory to go with the black Dames of New York gown was her giant shoulder tattoo, which didn't escape the sharp eyes of those running Total Beauty's Twitter feed. Except the company, which claims it "brings you expert advice" on beauty products and deals, made somewhat of a snafu in tweeting a picture of Whoopi on the red carpet.

"We had no idea @Oprah was tatted, and we love it," gushed the now-deleted tweet, which remained up for about 45 minutes while Twitter tore it apart. Besides the calls for Total Beauty to fire its social media manager for not only posting it but also taking so long to yank it, there were many irate posters noting the timing of such a tweet when there's such an uproar over the lack of diversity in Hollywood. "#OscarsSoWhite they think all black people look the same, I guess," lamented one commenter. All this before the show even started. Fusion's take: "It's going to be a long night." (More Oscars stories.)

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