Whoopi Goldberg was accidentally identified on social media as Oprah Winfrey at the 2016 Oscars red carpet by a beauty media outlet. The snafu was politely addressed by Oprah’s longtime best friend, Gayle King, who posted an Instagram photo of Winfrey’s reaction.
King captioned the post, “@Oprah & favorite daughter watching #Oscars & seeing @totalbeauty snafu! We all love @whoopigoldberg but we don’t all look alike Jeeeze!”
Winfrey didn’t address the incident on her social media outlets, instead she focused on congratulating Leonardo DiCaprio, who took home his first Oscar in the Best Actor category for his role in The Revenant. Emmanuel Lubezki, who won Best Cinematography for the third year in a row, was also applauded.
Total Beauty apologized for the error Monday morning. “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,” the company Tweeted.
Total Beauty also offered to donate money to Goldberg’s and Winfrey’s charity of choice. “Using this #Oscars #SNAFU as an opportunity to donate $10k to @whoopigoldberg & @oprah’s charity of choice. #ThatsNotOprah #WeMeanIt,” the site added.