Oprah Winfrey was mistaken for Whoopi Goldberg by website Total Beauty during the 2016 Academy Awards. Ironically, the mistaken identity occurred amid the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, where African-American actors protested the lack of black nominees at the 2016 Oscars.
The brouhaha erupted on Twitter after Total Beauty commented on Oprah’s tattoo while posting a photo of Whoopi Goldberg on the Oscars red carpet. “We had no idea @Oprah was #tatted, and we love it,” Total Beauty wrote on Twitter.
The problem? Winfrey does not have a tattoo, and the photo posted was of Whoopi Goldberg, not Oprah. Twitter fans pointed out the mistake, and Total Beauty quickly deleted the tweet.
Oprah Winfrey’s best friend, Gayle King, jokingly posted an Instagram photo of Oprah reacting to the mistake. “We all love @WhoopiGoldberg, but we don’t all look alike. Jeeeze!” Gayle wrote on Instagram.
Hours later, Total Beauty apologized on Twitter, and offered to donate $10,000 to charity to make up for the mistake. “Using this #Oscars #SNAFU as an opportunity to donate $10k to @WhoopiGoldberg & @Oprah’s charity of choice,” the site tweeted.
Meanwhile, Oprah is doing well following her 26-pound weight loss on the Weight Watchers diet, as Examiner has reported. Winfrey lost 26 pounds on Weight Watchers shortly after acquiring a 10% interest in the diet company.
Oprah’s weight loss secrets were a portion-controlled diet, meditation, and regular workouts that includes walking on the treadmill and elliptical trainer, Celebrity Health & Fitness reported. Oprah said emotional overeating caused her to become obese, but she has since learned to manage her food addiction.