Musician Calls Oprah ‘Part of the Problem’ in Hollywood
Seal went after the media mogul and trashed the entertainment industry, too, for celebrating her after the Golden Globes ceremony
Internationally renowned musician Seal trashed Oprah Winfrey on social media just days after her widely praised speech at the Golden Globe Awards on sexual misconduct in Hollywood, calling her a “part of the problem for decades.”
In a fiery Instagram post Wednesday, Seal republished a pair of photos of Winfrey with disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, including one in which she appears to be kissing the producer’s cheek. Overlaid on the photos, in all caps, is the text: “When you have been part of the problem for decades, but suddenly they all think you are the solution.”
Seal added a sarcastic comment to the right of the photographs that suggested Winfrey knew Weinstein was mistreating women.
"Oh I forgot, that's right ... you'd 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.
He added the hashtag "#SanctimoniousHollywood" to the post.
On Tuesday, comedian and "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane also spoke out against Winfrey, cautioning that celebrity power does not alone qualify a candidate for the presidency.
"Oprah is beyond 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."
Juanita Broaddrick, the now 75-year-old retired nurse, has alleged former President Bill Clinton raped her during his 1978 campaign for Arkansas governor, and that his wife Hillary Clinton helped him cover it up. She brought that allegation to Oprah's attention.
"Hey @Oprah #GoldenGlobes," tweeted Broaddrick Monday. "Funny I've never heard you mention my name. CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? Guess not. My rapist was/is your friend, Bill Clinton."
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