Boneheaded Oscars tweet from a beauty brand mistakes Whoopi Goldberg for Oprah
February 29, 2016 - Uncategorized
As stars flooded the red carpet for the Academy Awards on Sunday evening, one beauty brand decided to capitalize on all the attention with a perfectly timed observation about Oprah Winfrey’s tattoos.
The only problem: The star wasn’t Oprah; the picture posted along with Total Beauty’s tweet was actually of comedian Whoopi Goldberg.
The fact that the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and boycott means that the show’s live audience is especially white this year only made the mistake more stupendously dim-witted.
To make matters worse, the brand left the tweet up for nearly a full hour before finally realizing their mistake and removing it, giving the Twitter-verse plenty of time to pile on with mocking outrage. Read more…