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Whoopi Goldberg SLAMS critic who falsely accused her of wearing a fat suit in Emmett Till film

Whoopi Goldberg SLAMS critic who falsely accused her of wearing a fat suit in Emmett Till film: ‘That was me’

  • The 66-year-old actress addressed the controversy live Monday morning on The View as she made clear that she did not wear anything to make her body look bigger in Till 
  • Kyndall Cunningham had originally wrote that the star donned a ‘distracting fat suit’ in the review published by The Daily Beast on Friday 
  • Whoopi said: ‘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’ 
  • Fellow The View panelist Sunny Hostin was surprised over body suit comment as Whoopi has been open about ‘health challenges’ that she had endured 
  • The Daily Beast review has since been updated with an editor’s note which read: ‘This story has been updated to reflect that Whoopi Goldberg says she was not wearing a fat suit’ 

Whoopi Goldberg has slammed a critic who had falsely accused her of wearing a fat suit in the upcoming Emmett Till biopic.

The 66-year-old actress addressed the controversy live Monday morning on The View as she made clear that she did not wear anything to make her body look bigger in Till.

Kyndall Cunningham had originally wrote that the star donned a ‘distracting fat suit’ in the review published by The Daily Beast on Friday.

She is seen at a press conference at The Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York on Friday

Taking a stand: Whoopi Goldberg has slammed a critic who had falsely accused her of wearing a fat suit in the upcoming Emmett Till biopic (pictured in the film on the left, she is seen in New York on Friday on the right)

Opening up: The 66-year-old actress addressed the controversy live Monday morning on The View as she made clear that she did not wear anything to make her body look bigger in Till

Opening up: The 66-year-old actress addressed the controversy live Monday morning on The View as she made clear that she did not wear anything to make her body look bigger in Till

Whoopi used her platform to call the writer out as she said: ‘A lady who writes for one of the magazines and she was distracted by my fat suit in her review.

‘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.’ 

She continued by saying: ‘I assume you don’t watch the show, or you would know that was not a fat suit.’

Kyndall Cunningham had originally wrote that the star donned a 'distracting fat suit' in the review published by The Daily Beast on Friday

Kyndall Cunningham had originally wrote that the star donned a ‘distracting fat suit’ in the review published by The Daily Beast on Friday

Whoopi used her platform to call the writer out: 'A lady who writes for one of the magazines and she was distracted by my fat suit in her review. 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'

Whoopi used her platform to call the writer out: ‘A lady who writes for one of the magazines and she was distracted by my fat suit in her review. 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’

Whoopi made sure to note that it was ‘okay to not be a fan of the movie’ but urged that the writer not judge the way people look when it comes to critiquing film. 

She explained: ‘Just comment on the acting, and if you have a question, ask somebody. I’m sure you didn’t mean to be demeaning.’

Fellow The View panelist Sunny Hostin was surprised over body suit comment as Whoopi has been open about ‘health challenges’ that she had endured.

'Just comment on the acting': Whoopi made sure to note that it was 'okay to not be a fan of the movie' but urged that the writer not judge the way people look when it comes to critiquing film

‘Just comment on the acting’: Whoopi made sure to note that it was ‘okay to not be a fan of the movie’ but urged that the writer not judge the way people look when it comes to critiquing film

'We will hope that she just didn't know': Fellow The View panelist Sunny Hostin was surprised over body suit comment as Whoopi has been open about 'health challenges' that she had endured

‘We will hope that she just didn’t know’: Fellow The View panelist Sunny Hostin was surprised over body suit comment as Whoopi has been open about ‘health challenges’ that she had endured

The star responded by saying: ‘We will hope that she just didn’t know, and now she’ll know the next time you go to talk about somebody, you talk about them as an actor.

‘If you’re not sure if that’s them in there, don’t make blanket statements, because it makes you not sound like you know what you’re doing.’

The Daily Beast review has since been updated with an editor’s note which read: ‘This story has been updated to reflect that Whoopi Goldberg says she was not wearing a fat suit.’

 Whoopi does not only star in the upcoming film but is also a producer.

The Daily Beast review has since been updated with an editor's note which read: 'This story has been updated to reflect that Whoopi Goldberg says she was not wearing a fat suit,' Whoopi is seen on Friday

The Daily Beast review has since been updated with an editor’s note which read: ‘This story has been updated to reflect that Whoopi Goldberg says she was not wearing a fat suit,’ Whoopi is seen on Friday

Till is a profoundly emotional and cinematic film about the true story of Mamie Till Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice for her 14 year old son, Emmett Till, who, in 1955, was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi. 

Whoopi potrays Alma Carthan who is the mother to Mamie and grandmother to Emmett. 

The film was directed by Chinonye Chukwu and also stars Danielle Deadwyler, Jalyn Hall, Frankie Faison, Hayley Bennett, Sean Patrick Thomas, John Douglas Thompson, and Gem Marc Collins.

Till is set to release in select theaters on October 14 with a nationwide release to follow on October 28.

Tragedy: Till is set to release in select theaters on October 14 with a nationwide release to follow on October 28 (Pictured: Jalyn Hall as Emmett Till, left, and Danielle Deadwyler as Mamie Till-Mobley)

Tragedy: Till is set to release in select theaters on October 14 with a nationwide release to follow on October 28 (Pictured: Jalyn Hall as Emmett Till, left, and Danielle Deadwyler as Mamie Till-Mobley)

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