Conservatives Criticize Oprah As She Attacks ‘White Privilege!’: The veteran TV host Oprah Winfrey of The Oprah Winfrey Show recently made the news as she upset several fans and conservatives with her remarks on ‘White Privilege.’
That is to say, the 66-year-old mogul has been labelled as a hypocrite and her fans did not budge looking into her net worth. Nonetheless, let us get into the details of this controversy.
The Oprah Conversation
Recently, during Winfrey’s new Apple TV series ‘The Oprah Conversation,’ she featured former NFL star and race activist Emmanuel Acho. The 29-year-old Acho who hosts the web series ‘Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man’ joined Oprah for a two-episode series.
During Winfrey’s show, they invited non-black viewers to ask difficult questions about racism and white privilege. During that, one guest said:
“Not all white people have power. There’s plenty of poor, working-class white people. But I think that when we group up all white people together and we don’t recognize the fact that there’s a lot of white people that struggle, and it’s a different struggle as you mentioned because they’re not streaming upstream let’s call it…”
The viewer continued:
“I think that if we’re gonna come together and really attack racism and the inequities that are in this country and this world, that it’s important not to group all white people.”
This reply didn’t stop Oprah from retaliating to the viewer. She responded:
“There are white people who are not as powerful as the system of white people- the caste system that’s just been put in place. But they still, no matter where they are on the rung or ladder of success, they have their whiteness.”
The veteran broadcaster also said:
“Have a leg up. You still have your whiteness. That’s what the tern ‘White Privilege’ is. It means that whiteness still gives you an advantage, no matter.”
The conservative pundits didn’t back out and lashed at Winfrey over her net worth. According to Forbes, Winfrey’s net worth stands at $2.6 billion.
Irene Armendariz- Jackson, a Republican congressional candidate from Texas said:
“And now why is Oprah, maybe the richest black woman in the world, trying to shame white people as privileged? Miss Winfrey, you are the personification of WHITE PRIVILEGE!”
A columnist Wayne Depree said:
“Billionaire Oprah is now shaming white people for all their easy success in life.”
Senator Ted Cruz called Oprah’s discussion as ‘utter racist BS.’
To that end, what do you think about Oprah’s show and the negative response she got after her ‘White Privilege’ comment? Let us know in the comment section below.