Oprah Responds To Accusation That She Doesn’t Care About Black Lives Matter
Oprah Winfrey is responding to a negative comment made recently by a social media user.
Last night (June 10th), while her TV special “Where Do We Go From Here” aired, a social media user wrote:
The special was a conversation about the recent events and updates relating to Black Lives Matter, racial inequality, systemic oppression and police brutality. The media mogul responded to the tweet writing:
You know my heart, do you?
See some reactions below from the exchange:
This isn’t the first time that Oprah has been accused of not caring about black lives.
In December 2019, rapper 50 cent even accused Oprah of only going after black men with sexual assault accusations, like R.Kelly, Russell Simmons, and Michael Jackson.
He called her out, after she promoted a documentary about women accusing Russell Simmons of sexual assault, which she later backed out of. He wrote on social media:
I don’t understand why Oprah is going after black men. No Harvey Weinstein, No Epstein, just Micheal jackson [sp] and Russell Simmons this shit is sad. Gale hit R Kelly with the death blow documentary.
Oprah hosted a special with Michael Jackson accusers and received some backlash over it.
In 2004, Winfrey became the first black person to rank among the 50 most generous Americans and she remained among the top 50 until 2010. By 2012, she had given away about $400 million to educational causes.
As of 2012, Winfrey had also given over 400 scholarships to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Winfrey was the recipient of the first Bob Hope Humanitarian Award at the 2002 Emmy Awards for services to television and film. To celebrate two decades on national TV, and to thank her employees for their hard work, Winfrey took her staff and their families (1,065 people in total) on vacation to Hawaii in the summer of 2006.
In 2013, Winfrey donated $12 million to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. President Barack Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom later that same year.
In 1998, Winfrey created the Oprah’s Angel Network, a charity that supported charitable projects and provided grants to nonprofit organizations around the world. Oprah’s Angel Network raised more than $80,000,000 ($1 million of which was donated by Jon Bon Jovi). Winfrey personally covered all administrative costs associated with the charity, so 100% of all funds raised went to charity programs. In May 2010, with Oprah’s show ending, the charity stopped accepting donations and was shut down.
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Written By: @a.girlwhowrites