Oprah Winfrey is famous for starting from scratch and actually making a name for herself. She is a prime example of the American dream, and even though I do not agree with her morals or politics, I can respect her for that much.
However, it seems that in her pursuit of happiness, she has forgotten the values of the very country that allowed her to achieve so much.
Oprah bashed Americans at the "Women in the World Summit" on Wednesday. She spoke about sexual assault, guns, and the (nonexistent) wage gap.
“We live in a country that has somehow confused cruel with funny, serious with intelligent, attitude with belief, personal freedom with stockpiling assault weapons, and what is moral with what is legal,” the talk show hostess said.
It's funny she claims that American has confused what is moral with what is legal considering abortion is legal, but not moral. The murder of innocent, unborn children will always be just that: murder.
Oh the irony of her speech.
Winfrey also praised the 42 women elected to Congress in last year’s midterms, saying, “If I were a gambler, I sure would bet that those 42 new congresswomen have experience with issues that few congressmen have ever had to face.”
“Let’s see, let’s start with there’s the profound and abiding lack of equitable pay; ditto the lack of affordable childcare…there is the distinct possibility of being sexually assaulted in college or raped on a date. There are the bosses who believe that the female anatomy is theirs for the grabbing,” the 65-year-old said.
The O network owner also highlighted the “shocking abuse of women serving in our military.”
Finally, she “stressed the need to advocate for everything from reproductive freedom to protection for DREAMers,” according to THR.
It's interesting to me that celebrities are all about preaching for freedom and protection for people who are not Americans...but don't preach those same principles for actual Americans.
Who really lost sight of what's right here, Oprah?