“Kiss From a Rose ” singer Seal rips Oprah for “ignoring rumors” against Harvey Weinstein and rips her false entry into the #MeToo movement. Seal claims that Oprah new all about the Weinstein issues but did absolutely nothing about it.
On Sunday night Oprah Winfrey made a speech at the Golden Globes about the situation around sexually abused women and the #MeToo movement.
In response Seal has fired back and accused the talk show queen of being an example of “sanctimonious Hollywood.”
Seal took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a shot of Oprah with the serial sexually abusing producer and accompanied it with this caption:
When you have been part of the problem for decades… but suddenly they all think you are the solution.
Per Daily Mail:
The 54-year-old singer took it one step further, captioning the meme that Oprah knew about the various sexual misconduct allegations against Weinstein, writing ‘You’d heard the rumours 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.’
For an added point he hash-tagged the post with ‘#SanctimoniousHollywood.’
It is unclear if Seal could say with certainty that Oprah was aware of the varied claims against Weinstein that erupted into the public discourse in 2017 following bombshell reports that sent the producer fleeing Hollywood for a sex rehab in Arizona.
However, in the days following those reports, Oprah addressed the burgeoning allegations against him in an October Facebook post.
The media maven wrote at the time: ‘I’ve been processing the accounts of Harvey Weinstein’s hideous behavior and haven’t been able to find the words to articulate the magnitude of the situation,’ before sharing a quote from filmmaker James Schamus.
She thanked the victims that had come forward and prophetically added ‘I believe a shift is coming.’
Ever since Oprah’s speech at the Golden Globes there has been much discussion with regards to a presidential run in 2020 for her.