Whoopi Goldberg On Oprah Oscars Confusion: “It Was An Honest Mistake”
As Goldberg posed for the cameras before the Academy Awards, the makeup-focused company Total Beauty tweeted with her photo, “We had no idea @Oprah was #tatted, and we love it. #Oscars.” Of course, Goldberg and Oprah are two different people, and the media mogul wasn’t even at this year’s Oscars. The tweet, which has since been deleted, went viral, and the company offered an apology.
“We’d like to apologize to Oprah and Whoopi, as well as everyone we’ve offended. It was our error, and there are no excuses. We’re sorry,” Total Beauty said. It later added, “Using this #Oscars #SNAFU as an opportunity to donate $10k to @whoopigoldberg & @oprah’s charity of choice. #ThatsNotOprah #WeMeanIt.”
But while Oprah seemed bothered by the confusion, as evidenced by a photo best friend Gayle King shared on Instagram of her reaction, Goldberg seems to be taking the screw-up in stride. On Monday’s “The View,” co-host Michelle Collins brought up the controversy, and Goldberg revealed she didn’t even learn of it until the morning. But she wasn’t too fazed.
“I feel pretty good if you’re comparing me to Oprah, saying I look like Oprah. That’s not a bad thing,” the Oscar winner said. “It could’ve been a lot worse.” Goldberg went on to say of Total Beauty’s charity donation offer, “They don’t need to do that. Just know it happens. People make mistakes all the time. We’ve done it on the show.”
“The View” moderator, who was speaking via satellite while still in Los Angeles, added, “It was an honest mistake. We both look good, Oprah and I.” Check out the video below.
— The View (@TheView) February 29, 2016