Oprah Haters – Silent No More?

She’s really done it this time. With her open support of Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama along with what many believe to be the shameless flaunting of her opulent lifestyle, Oprah Winfrey has ruffled the feathers of even her ardent fans.

In the past, Oprah detractors were a silent minority — afraid to say anything publicly least they get a verbal beatdown by loyal Oprahites. I’ve been a victim of their wrath especially when I dared to question her supposed “benevolence”; for example, giving away cars to people who couldn’t afford to pay the taxes on them which, in some cases, amounted to thousands of dollars. Also, a couple of hard body blows where delivered when I criticized her spending $40 million to build a middle school for only 150 girls in South Africa.

So, it’s so good to hear that I am not alone in my dissent. Fans of the Mighty O, are now voicing their discontent on the Big One’s very own website, Oprah.com. Yeah, they’re getting in her face for real.

Taken from a recent Houston Chronicle article, “Is Oprah Backlash Gathering Steam?”, here’s what one Oprah.com commenter had to say:

“In a thread posted this week, one Oprah.com reader wrote, ‘I am a HUGE Oprah fan. I love what she stands for.’ Still, the writer said that she was “disappointed” in Winfrey’s decision to support the senator’s campaign. ‘It is a manipulation and an abuse of her power and influence on the American culture,’ she wrote.”

And with the movie, “The Great Debaters”, which Oprah co-produced with Denzel Washington, set to open on Christmas Day, I wonder if this burgeoning backlash will have any effect on the film’s box office receipts. “The Great Debaters” is Oprah’s first movie since “Beloved” (1998), which was a terrible personal and financial disappointment for the uber-talker.

Is the love affair between America and Oprah over? Read “Is Oprah Backlash Gathering Steam?” and decide for yourself.

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~ by cwriteandtheride on December 24, 2007.

16 Responses to “Oprah Haters – Silent No More?”

  1. I’m not sure if the backlash is gathering steam, but by going out and supporting Obama people are able to critique her in another realm. I would venture to guess that the incidents surrounding her school also played a role in the increased criticism, not to mention her part in hosting a hip hop forum on her show. She’s always been a figure who was critiqued and satirized in public. It likely appears like a backlash because of the exponential increase in talk-show, blog, and talk-radio outlets in the last fifteen years that have made celebrities of her caliber more scrutinized creatures.

  2. I don’t get why everyone is so outraged that Oprah made a personal choice in the Presidential primary. It IS after all, a free country where we are all free to speak our minds politically. No, you can’t yell “fire” in a theatre, but I am just shocked and dismayed by the full frontal attacks that are being launched on Oprah because she is supporting a candidate. Barbara Streisand can support a candidate and nobody blinks. [Well, they can't blink at Barbara Streisand because she doesn't allow anyone eye contact.]
    It is a very scary concept that Oprah is being so hated by Clinton supporters just because she is vocal about her presidential preference. Yikes, it makes me REALLY afrain of the Clinton group and of Hillary.

  3. you so called oprah haters are fucking idiots!!!!

  4. Now with this NEW EARTH webclass she is basically saying I really belive in the metaphysical. That will start to change some opinions.

  5. I THINK OPRAH IS IN DENIAL ABOUT THE RACISM THAT STILL EXSIST IN AMERICA TODAY AS SHE PROMOTES BARACK OBAMA AS PRESIDENT OF THE GOOD OLD USA, SHE HAS FORGOTTEN ONE THING SHE COUNLDN’T GET INTO A STORE TWO BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF HER SKIN, RICH AS SHE WAS THEY DIDN’T WANT HER MONEY. SO I SAY THIS, OPRAH IN HER BLIND FAITH IS GOING TO MESS AROUND AND GET MORE THAN SHE ASK FOR COME ELECTION TIME. THIER ARE TO MANY PEOPLE THAT STILL SEE COLOR I AM MIGHTY ARAID THAT INSTEAD OF GOOD CHANGE IT WILL BE BAD, THERE WILL BE A CHANGE ALRIGHT BUT IT WON’T BE WHAT WE THOUGHT AT ALL.AND WE WILL HAVE NO ONE TO THANK BUT OPRAH FOR THAT I HOPE MRS’ OBAMA WON’T BE WEARING BLACK AND RAISING HER CHILDREN ALONE BECAUSE OF THE HATRED THAT STILL LAYS DEEP IN THE HEARTS OF MANY.

    • WILL SOMEBODY TELL ME WHY THEY FEAR THIS NEGRO EGO MANIAC. I REMEMBER WHEN WINFREY FIRST STARTED. SHE HAD A SHOW ABOUT PEOPLE WHO HAD SEX WITH ANIMALS. HOW DO THEY GET HER INFLATED HEAD AND OBAMAS FAT HEAD THROUGH NORMAL DOORWAYS. TALK ABOUT RACISTS. THE ONLY REASON SHE BACKED COMRADE OBAMA IS BECAUSE HE IS A NEGRO. SHE IS A FRAUD BUT THE WINFREY ZOMBIES LIKE HER . I SAY TO THESE IDIOTS GET A LIFE PUG

    • OPRAH IS NOT IN DENIAL. SHE DID WHAT A LOT OF COLORED DO. THEY USE THE WHITES TO ADVANCE THEMSELVES AND AFTER THEY GET WHAT THEY WANT THEY GO BACK TO BEING WHAT THEY REALLY ARE . RACISTS PIGS. I AM SICK AND TIRED OF WHITES BEING AFRAID OF GOING AFTER ANY WRONGDOING NEGROS . LISTEN TO AL SHARPTON THAT RACIST PIG THROW DOWN WHITES . I AM SICK AND TIRED OF POLITICALLY CORRECT B.S. THE WORD NIGGER IS NO WORSE THAN WOP OR WHATEVER NAMES ETHNIC GROUPS ARE CALLED . NIGGER IS A WORD AND THEY SEEM TO USE IT ALL THE TIME . PUG

  6. OPRAH IS LOST ON ME. WHAT MADE HER SO WONDERFUL IN THE BEGINNING NO LONGER EXISTS. WATCHING HER INTERVIEW PEOPLE SHE HAS LOST THE TRUE COMPASSION SHE ONCE SHOWED. IT BOTHERS ME TO NO END WHEN THEY LIST HER AS THE MOST GENEROUS IN DONATIONS. FACT IS THE MAJORITY OF THOSE FUNDS SHE DOLES OUT ARE DONATIONS FROM HER FANS THAT GIVE TO HER NETWORKS. IT IS NOT LIKE SHE TOOK THE MONEY FROM HER OWN PAYCHECK AND HANDED IT OUT! I SERIOUSLY DOUBT THE CONTRIBUTORS WOULD HAVE DONATED AS THEY DID IF THEY KNEW A CERTAIN GROUP WAS TO OBTAIN A LARGE CHUNK OF THE MONEY. HOLLYWOOD AND OPRAH NEED TO KEEP THEIR OPINIONS ABOUT POLITICS TO THEMSELVES. I AM NOT INTERESTED IN WHAT HOLLYWOOD OR OPRAH HAVE TO SAY. WE GIVE WAY TOO MUCH CREDIT TO ACTORS AND OPRAH. IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT ALL THEY DO IS “ACT”. WE LIVE IN THE REAL WORLD WITH REAL LIFE JOBS!

  7. Oprah needs to go and take the stupid white women with her when she leaves so she can have her following. It is my understanding that this year at Hallmark they are selling Oprah and Obama Christmas ornaments so everyone can hang a black peron from there own tree.

  8. Oprah is hot! I’d totally tap that ass, and i’m white!

  9. Oh you people should live your own lives! You should have better things to do other than criticizing people trying to make a difference. How about you? If you make your life public, do you really think you could be better than them?

  10. oprah Really has crossed the line this time, with the nation’s people worried whether or not we will have jobs tomorrow. worrying if we will have food on the table for our families. and our own brothers, sons, neighbors, dads, and spouses fighting in a war across the seas. she is crying about her 40 pound weight gain that is going to turn into another show where she comes running out after loosing 40lbs from hiring a personal chef that moves into her huge home, and having her private gym overun with trainers. not to mention the magazines she will sell. nice oprah, im glad that you are robbing this nation of real news with you money making scam because you cant lay off the blue organic chips that 95% of the nation cant even afford to eat.

  11. It wasn’t that she supported a candidate, it’s the meaness she showed to the opposite party. Karma. Her party won yet she was depressed because she knows that she was biased big time. She is through with me.

  12. I NEVER WATCHED THIS BITCH SCUM… NOW SHE IS NOT PAYING TAXES

    That show won’t be based in Chicago: it will move to Los Angeles where the OWN headquarters is based, according to my sources who also say she wants to divest her real estate in Chicago “as soon as possible”. [5 AM UPDATE: I'm receiving no definitive word on what happens to her Chicago-based company Harpo.] She explained to insiders, “Why would anybody stay in Chicago? It’s freezing here, and I have a mansion in Montecito that I haven’t been able to enjoy.”

    Another reason she hasn’t is taxes. My sources say Oprah and her people have long limited the time she spends in Montecito so she doesn’t exceed the number of days mandating her to pay exorbitant taxes as a California resident.

    THIS RICH BECAUSE OF STUPID FAT BITCH WILL PLAY IN WAY THAT SHE WON’T PAY TAXES….

    MOVING TO A CABLE TV….

    I WILL EVER, NEVER, WATCH THIS SHIT

  13. OPRAH announced that she is leaving the show…so, where is she going??? TO THE WHITE HOUSE??? OH MY GOD… Obama may lose re-election if he puts her on staff. She is not the right person to have any influetial power in our country’s future. For example, during the week of the HAITI CRISIS her show aired American Idol’s losing Simon…Oprah if you are reading this…please give us reason for this poor decision..are you so far from what’s going on??? HEY, you will not get my support if you head to the WHITE HOUSE…The PEOPLE do not welcome you or your money. You will hurt OBAMA and I support him. Stay away from his family…. you will do him a favor!

  14. i think oprah is just a person who hasnt gotten over her abuse nomatter how much therapy she goes for.now what shes tryn to do is make everyone feel bad about the normal things that happen in life in general,she is trying to plant her demons on other peoples minds so she can not feel alone or the pain she experienced.she goes and interviews moniques brother knowing she does not appprove why?why has she never interviewd her abuser?

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