Thirty years after Whoopi Goldberg opted to wear a gaudy purple-and-green get-up to the Academy Awards, she’s opening up about how the public’s negative reaction prompted her to shy away from dressing up “for a very long time.”
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Whoopi Shares Her Reaction To The Criticism: “Do I Really Look That Ridiculous?”
The Girl, Interrupted actress spoke on the matter during a recent interview with Page Six, recalling that “everyone hated” it.
As a result, Whoopi says the situation ultimately left in her feels, sharing, “It hurt my feelings, I’m not going to lie.”
In fact, Goldberg noted that the ordeal ultimately “kept [her] from dressing up for a very long time.” She also recalled questioning, “Do I really look that ridiculous?”
“You have to remember, in those days, they would say things, and you’d think, ‘Do I really look that ridiculous?”
For context, the outfit was a lime green jumpsuit accentuated by a dramatic purple jacket, accompanied by a matching skirt draping down the sides of the then-37-year-old’s body.
With the skirt’s bright green inside, Whoopi Goldberg appeared to step outside of her comfort zone with this memorable, eye-catching lewk. Of course, she was sure to pair the outfit with matching earrings and heels.
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Whoopi Goldberg Says She “Absolutely” Stands By The Outfit While Explaining The Inspiration Behind It
Continuing, Whoopi Goldberg shared that her outfit was actually inspired by some of the get-ups that Lucille Ball‘s I Love Lucy character, Lucy Ricardo, would rock. She also noted that, as green was not a color she “would normally wear,” she opted to try something new.
“Lucy would always come out in these great ensembles. And I thought, I would like to wear that! And green is not a color I would normally wear; let me try it!”
Despite what present-day and past fashion critics may think, though, Whoopi says that she “absolutely” stands by her decision. IKTR!
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