An intern just got fired.
In an Oscars year that’s been defined by the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, a beauty site has mistaken one prominent black woman for another prominent black woman.
As the Oscars red carpet progresses, hardworking internet types are furiously live-tweeting each and every moment.
Whomever is at the helm of the Twitter account belonging to Total Beauty tweeted a picture of Whoopi Goldberg, with the caption: “We had no idea @Oprah was tatted, and we love it!”
Oprah is not tatted. And that is not Oprah.
The tweet was quickly deleted but you and I both know that the Print Screen button had already been employed thousands upon thousands of times.
The retribution was swift, in the form of extreme smart-aleckery. Because what else can you do but laugh?
Can’t believe Oprah is actually an Egyptian-Australian. pic.twitter.com/e0rTbmtdZK
— Osman Faruqi (@oz_f) February 29, 2016