Whoopi Goldberg took great exception to a movie critic’s less than flattering review of a new film, lashing out on Monday’s edition of “The View” that she wasn’t wearing a “fat suit” as the reporter, Kyndall Cunningham of the leftist website The Daily Beast claimed.
The 66-year-old entertainer and longtime co-host of the popular ABC daytime gabfest has a starring role in the biopic “Till” which is about Emmett Till, the 14-year-old black teen from Chicago who during a 1955 trip to the pre-civil rights era Mississippi, was brutally tortured and murdered by a gang of racist criminals after he allegedly offended a white woman, a story so horrific that it resonates to this day.
In the movie, which focuses on the murdered boy’s mother Mamie Till and her efforts to get justice, Goldberg plays Alma Carthan, Mamie Till’s mother and the grandmother of the victim. But according to the reviewer, there was a problem with Whoopi’s “distracting fat suit” by which the subject of the rude remark was gravely insulted.
(Video: The Daily Mail)
“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,” Goldberg said. “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.”
“That was me, yeah,” she added. “That was steroids… 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,” she said. “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.”
Twitter weighed in on Whoopi and the “fat suit” and it was brutal.
Whoopi: How dare you! It’s not a fat suit! I’m really THAT fat!
— Jeff (@JeffreyTAlien) October 3, 2022
For once I agree with Whoopi she doesn’t need a fat suit
— KRMdad (@KRMD3) October 3, 2022
Anybody who has seen Whoopi knows she doesn’t need a fat suit. She’s fat all on her own.
— Savannah Goes Nuclear Extreme (@BasedSavannah) October 3, 2022
NOBODY WATCHES THE VIEW
& calling you fat is not racist either so save your hateful breath.
I used to respect you.
— Missi♡Mandi (@missi_mandi) October 3, 2022
She’s like “no, really, I am that fat”?
— Pennsyltucky Dan (@pennsyultucky) October 3, 2022
She should practice what she preaches. That woman is merciless when it comes to putting people down based on the looks and their politics day in and day out. Bullies get it back two fold.
— Pink SaSS’n (@talks_sass) October 3, 2022
Such a braggart.
— Drain Bamage🍥 (@IsDrainBamaged) October 3, 2022
This may not be the own she wanted it to be
— Kevin Dalton (@KevinForBOS) October 3, 2022
According to the original review;
“Following Emmett’s death, however, Till settles into a more intimate story about family and community. At the fore are moving performances from Danielle Deadwyler as Mamie, Frankie Fiason as her father John Carthan, and John Douglas Thompson as her uncle Moses Wright. 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.”
Whoopi’s injured feelings have had the “distracting fat suit” reference flushed down the memory hole with the following added to the cleansed review, “Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to reflect that Whoopi Goldberg says she was not wearing a fat suit.”
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