Radical liberal and co-host of ABC's ‘The View' Whoopi Goldberg recently appeared in the new film ‘Till', centered around the infamous death of Emmitt Till. While the film has been well received by critics — it currently has a 100 percent critic score on Rotten Tomatoes — there were some quite funny critiques of the film. The Daily Beast's Kyndall Cunningham remarked that Whoopi Goldberg's “fat suit” was distracting. As Mediaite reports, Cunningham initially said the following:
“Mamie’s journey leading up to the trial is structured by conversations between her and her family members—including Whoopi Goldberg as her mother, Alma Carthan, in a distracting fat suit—her partner Gene Mobley (Sean Patrick Thomas), and civil rights leaders such as Medgar Evers (Tosin Cole), his wife Myrlie Evers (Jamye Lawson), and T.R.M Howard (Robert Guenveur Smith), who assisted in Emmett’s trial.”
But hilariously, Whoopi wasn't wearing a fat suit! Whoopi absolutely lost it on Monday's episode of ‘The View' when she addressed the review:
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“I have to say something because there was a young lady who writes for one of the magazines, and she was distracted by my fat suit in her review. Now, and I’m just going to say this. I don’t really care how you felt about the movie, but you should know that was not a fat suit.” Goldberg explained.
“I assume you don’t watch the show or you would have known that that was not a fat suit, but I just want to let you know that it’s okay not to be a fan of a movie, but you want to leave people’s looks out. So just comment on the acting, and if you have a question, ask somebody because I’m sure you didn’t mean to be demeaning,” she added.
Resultantly, Cunningham added the following editor's note to the end of her review:
“Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to reflect that Whoopi Goldberg says she was not wearing a fat suit.”
Ironically enough, Cunningham's review was mostly positive, and Whoopi would have known that if she chose to read the review. All in all, Whoopi could have offered a candid clarification before moving on — Cunnigham's comments on Whoopi were tangential and unrelated to the substance of the review. But alas, Whoopi did not.