Whoopi Goldberg slams ‘Till’ critic amid body-shaming: ‘Just comment on the acting’

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: Whoopi Goldberg arrives at 55th Annual CLIO Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on October 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

Whoopi Goldberg responds to a body comment made by a critic who claimed they were distracted by her “fat suit.”

Whoopi Goldberg is a veteran actress, comedian, and author whose career in Hollywood dates back to the 1980s. She has appeared in several films and television shows, and she is one of the co-hosts of ABC’s “The View.”

The veteran actress recently appeared in a supporting role in “Till,” a biographical film about Mamie Till. Alma Carthan, the mother of the main character Mamie Till, was played by Goldberg.

In a recent episode of “The View,” co-host Goldberg discusses a recent film review from The Daily Beast, in which the critic expressed their thoughts following the premiere of “Till” at the New York Film Festival. According to the critic, Goldberg’s “fat suit” was distracting while watching the film.

Goldberg responds to the body comment by clarifying that she was not even wearing a fat suit while playing Alma Carthan in “Till.”

Goldberg recalled:

“There was a young lady who writes for one of the magazines, and she was distracted by my fat suit, in her review. I don’t really care how you felt about the movie, but you should know that was not a fat suit, that was me…. I assume you don’t watch the show, or you would know that was not a fat suit.”

Following Whoopi Goldberg’s criticism of the film review, The Daily Beast has removed the reference to her alleged “fat suit.” Goldberg said that film critics should stick to discussing the acting itself.

Goldberg said:

“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.”

“Till” premiered on October 1, 2022, at the New York Film Festival, and stars Danielle Deadwyler as the main protagonist, Mamie Till. The film will be released nationwide on October 14, 2022.