Blerdy Ish: 01. We Stan Whoopi Goldberg From the Nineties

Posted on March 5, 2015

In 1985, a comedienne by the name of Whoopi Goldberg garnered critical acclaim for her portrayal of “Celie” in The Color Purple. But it wasn’t until she starred in Ghost in 1990 that she truly existed within Black lexicon. And for that one decade, the one where she wore long dreads, she mattered. Actually, she more than mattered. She was everything. And that is why blerds stan Whoopi Goldberg in the 90’s.

After thorough analysis (i.e. pouring over her IMDB profile and talking with other blerds), it has become crystal clear that all of Whoopi Goldberg’s star power was consolidated within the 1990’s. We have come to the conclusion that this can be attributed to her hair during this period. Her dreadlocks were long. They were very long (before that was even a thing). Before the 90’s, her hair was straightened, and after, she opted to revert back to shorter dreads. So, it’s clear, like Samson, her power is concentrated in her hair, and once she cut it, that power was gone.

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