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During tonight's Oscars red carpet, Total Beauty tweeted something about Oprah's shoulder tattoo. But it wasn't Oprah; it was Whoopi Goldberg.
Oprah and Whoopi are arguably two very recognizable celebrities, which makes the mistake particularly confounding. But the fact that this year's Oscar nominees are almost completely white — and Whoopi is one of the few women of color walking tonight's red carpet — it's even more upsetting. Twitter reacted immediately to call out the flub.
#TotalBeautyBeLike "Looks like Jada Pinkett Smith and Will did show up to the #Oscars after all!" pic.twitter.com/EY6owmkmbw— BET (@BET) February 29, 2016
This is Jack Nicholson right @totalbeauty? pic.twitter.com/ZUHpcFttef— Red Fabbri (@redfabbri) February 29, 2016
#TotalBeautyBeLike "Fresh off his game winning shot last night,Steph Curry & wife Ayesha SLAY the red carpet #Oscars pic.twitter.com/XVTJE5g0Ep— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@roywoodjr) February 29, 2016
How Oprah feels after @TotalBeauty's mix-up: pic.twitter.com/WUYxGL6UC9— New York Post (@nypost) February 29, 2016
RT @TotalBeauty Kristen Stewart slays on the #Oscars red carpet pic.twitter.com/BsBT2LF7oO— Ireezy III (@ira) February 29, 2016