In the days since Oprah Winfrey’s groundbreaking acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, the Democrats are going crazy about her potential for running for president in 2020. Articles have been published online that indicate how Oprah is richer than Donald Trump, and MSNBC has been sharing a never-ending reel of pro-Oprah for president content that is getting half of the country excited like never before. But not everyone is excited about the idea of Oprah for president. And one of those people is Seal, the internationally renowned singer and musician.
Not long after the world applauded Oprah for her speech condemning the ongoing sexual misconduct scandal in Hollywood and in politics, Seal turned to social media to blast Oprah as being “part of the problem for decades.”
On Wednesday, Seal shared a heated post on Instagram with two pictures. In one of the images, Oprah appears to be kissing the cheek of condemned movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Bold text is placed over the images and reads:
“When you have been part of the problem for decades, but suddenly they all think you are the solution.”
Seal is not impressed with Oprah standing up to the sexual predators in Hollywood and in politics. He added a sarcastic note to the right of one of his pictures:
“Oh, I forgot that’s right. You heard the rumors, but you had no idea he was actually serially assaulting young stary-eyed actresses who in turn had no idea what they were getting into. My bad,” Seal wrote.
Seal is not the only celebrity lashing out at Oprah. Seth MacFarlane, comedian and creator of “Family Guy,” cautioned everyone that just because Oprah is a rich celebrity does not mean she is qualified as president. This was much the same argument anti-Trump people were saying in 2016 and 2015.
“Oprah is beyond a doubt a magnificent orator,” MacFarlane wrote. “But the idea of a reality show star running against a talk show host is troublingly dystopian. We don’t want to create a world where dedicated public service careers become undesirable and impractical in the face of raw celebrity.”
MacFarlane’s warning rings true. But in the face of Donald Trump, the Democrats are desperate for a motivational candidate, and Oprah could be just the person for the job.
Sexual misconduct has been a common problem throughout American history. But now that Harvey Weinstein, a rich media mogul, has been accused, people think that a page is being turned in the name of women. But could it be too early to tell?
75-year-old retired nurse Juanita Broaddrick had accused former president Bill Clinton of raping her when he was campaigning in 1978 for Arkansas governor. And she even said that Hillary Clinton helped Bill cover up the alleged crime.
Broaddrick wanted Oprah’s opinion on that and Tweeted her the following:
“Hey, @Oprah #GoldenGlobes. Funny I’ve never heard you mention my name. Can you hear me now? Guess not. My rapist was/is your friend, Bill Clinton.”
What do you think about Oprah’s Times Up speech?