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Oprah and Whoopi Goldberg Are Not the Same Person #OscarsSoWhite

Oh no.

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Beauty and fashion site Total Beauty tweeted out a photo Sunday night from the Oscars with this caption: “We had no idea @Oprah was #tatted, and we love it. #oscars”

Cool, right? Except the photo was not an image of Oprah. It was an image of Whoopi Goldberg, a totally different person who is like Oprah only in that she is also a black woman. It was an embarrassing mistake, and it doesn’t appear Twitter users are going to let this faux pas go.

Total Beauty deleted the tweet, and then apologized.

https://twitter.com/TotalBeauty/status/704113071116021760

What truly makes this error tough to stomach, though, is that the Oscars are already under scrutiny for a lack of diversity. The hashtag #OscarsSoWhite has been making the rounds all day and some black actors and actresses, including Jada Pinkett Smith, husband Will Smith and director Spike Lee, are all boycotting the event.

Here you can see the Internet’s reaction to Total Beauty. It appears Total Beauty has stopped tweeting.

https://twitter.com/hollyrpeete/status/704099572356935680

https://twitter.com/zandywithaz/status/704103484115714048

https://twitter.com/Clisare/status/704103921036488704

Update: Oscars host Chris Rock addressed the #OscarsSoWhite issue right off the bat during his opening monologue Sunday night. Then he jokingly introduced Stacey Dash as the Academy’s “new director of our minority outreach program.”

“I cannot wait to help my people out. Happy Black History Month!” she said, then retreated backstage. Dash, of course, is the black conservative who blasted actors for boycotting Sunday’s event.

People on Twitter seemed confused by the appearance nonetheless. Here’s the video:

https://twitter.com/PopCrave/status/704126046254137344

https://twitter.com/jamilsmith/status/704125018268164099

This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

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