Gawker points out that Oprah took the time to respond to a Twitter poster who said she looked old as hell. Other evidence of Oprah's obsessive need to control her image is that former employees can never speak about their employment there. Howard Hughes, anyone?
What other famous people fit into this category?
Bonus points if these are the last people in the world we would expect of being image-obsessed or if they speak about themselves using the third person.
There was nothing wrong with what Oprah did. The woman insulted her for no reason, and Oprah simply questioned it.
The comment had nothing to do with the interview at hand. It was simply an excuse to take a nasty potshot at Winfrey. I'm glad Winfrey responded. People are such bullies on Twitter.
Your Oprah check is in the mail, R1. If I had $3 billion, I would let such things slide.
If I had $3 billion, I'd hunt the twatter down.
I could buy at least 100 different acquittals with that kind of money.
A few years back, Oprah hunted down the telephone number of a viewer that commented that Oprah interrupts her guests when she interviews, never allowing the guest to answer questions.
Oprah called the viewer, challenged them, and wouldn't hang up until the Viewer "admitted" she was wrong.
Completely ridiculous since Oprah always interrupts everyone.
Oprah is terrible and ridiculous.
I fully expect her to call me now and make me admit I'm wrong.
Put your number up, R4.
Concerning petty celebrities: My work used to bring me into contact with hollywood, fortune 500 CEOs and sports celebrities (yeah yeah, you, me and eberybody else).
Long before Tiger Woods made headlines with his cheating scandals, he left a trail of annoyed servers and spa staff behind him. He refuses to tip anybody, on principal. He thinks workers should "get better jobs" that don't rely on handouts. Woods encouraged his then - girlfriend Elin to never tip, either. Fine, but both Tiger and Elin would take full advantage of hotels, resorts, spas that they frequented. They'd take up a lot of servers' time, effort and attention and then not tip. Elin used to get a lot of spa services (compliments of the nice hotels they'd stay at, for free) which would take up an esthetician's whole afternoon - and not tip. Then Elin would order time consuming, complicated food and smoothie drinks from the hotel bistro, on the house (charge it to her free hotel room account)... and not tip. You get the idea.
I'm sure that Tiger thought that "the help" were starry eyed and or saw dollar signs when he was around, but in reality staff secretly loathed *his* greedy attitude. Seriously, if Tiger and his crew were staying at the hotel for several days, you were seriously going to take home less money that week.
No other celebrity stands out as irritating.
This thread belongs to Rosie O'Donnell.
Tiger probably ate a shitload of spit and other bodily fluids.
Oprah lost me with the Hermes incident. The store was fucking closed and she's out there banging to get in.
I can't stand narcissists.
Oh no, you have it ALL wrong. Remember, they wouldn't keep the store open intentionally because she's black!
The whole time, no one bothered to question why she felt she was entitled to have the store stay open late for her.
Where do they get off?
Yes, Oprah would have a close brush with reality from within her fame bubble, resulting in a narcissistic insult that she would have to recover from. Her solution seems to always be rallying her fanbase into a frenzy such that they felt insulted too - all to publically humiliate the "offending party" and regain status in Oprah's own mind. Mature adults don't make this mistake more than once - it's embarrassing.
Tiger Woods is a cheap fuck? I had no idea. Disgusting pig, I hope he has eaten a lot of shit and dirt. Hope he never wins another game of golf.
When do people start taking accountability for what they choose to write? Why did the woman have to write a pointless insult so that Oprah could see it?
I love the fact that Oprah chooses to question the negativity yet she's being petty. Yet this anynomous poster isn't.
R11 Hermes apologized to Oprah. You don't apologize when you do nothing wrong.
Chew on that.
R15, Luxury merchants apologize to customers all of the time, as part of company policy.
Luxury hotels routinely apologize to abusive guests and so on.
I would know
Keanu Reeves runs his own gossip website that he frequents and talks about himself in the third person, most of the time role playing female posters who are Keanu obsessed. She's batshit crazy times ten.
I keep hearing that rumor too R17... or SHOULD I SAY KEANU??
You drank the Oprah juice, didn't you?
The fact that you actually believe that a merchant doesn't apologize unless its wrong shows you're a moron, and therefore, a perfect member of the Oprah fan club.
Oprah was completely in the right. That person was essentially a guest in Oprah's "house" and had no right to do what she or he did. No right whatsoever.
What are you talking about?
I got your number, hussy, R4.
What kind of idiot is R1? I can smell Kraft Parmesan Cheese twat from here.
I lost ALL respect for The Oprah,when,just a couple of months ago,she was promoting Joel Osteen(!),on her Life Class or Master Class or some other bullshit class where she tells everybody ELSE how to live! Joel Fucking Osteen! Really?
I'll only say one more thing. If it turns out she really is gay,I hope they fucking crucify her!
Nope, they never will. Because all the sheep that love her will commend her for being brave enough to come out... because she'll tell them to.
Oprah "von Hindenburg" Whine-freak needs to show a little humility and a lot of shout-yo-mouth. I have occasionalistically been notified by my paid sources that a few people have said nasty things about me, and some of them have been very cruel. I have kept my mouth shut and never let them know I heard about it or them.
That way when the house blows up there's no way to trace it back to moi.
A little more about Oprah. Gayle told me that Oprah now weighs so much that she is using an "O-Mobile" to get from one part of the house to another. Like that old spastic pope. And she has demanded a stretch-Hoveround so she can have a driver and two seats empty between him and her so she can call him on the phone and not talk to him in person to tell him which way to go. And she's using a super-length special hose from Home Depot to collect her drippings because she's sure that the Mexicans she's got working for her are stealing it out of the plumbing system to make their tomatillos grow better and to use as Holy Agua in the cult hoodoo church they've devoted to her called Sant-O-Ria. And now Oprah is keeping all that urine in drums with the label "O-Pee" on it and she thinks some day when she is a cannon-ized saint they'll be worth a fortune and she'll be able to bail out that stinking network that has only gotten good ratings once, and that from a lying felonious no-ball wheel-jockey.
But it's not like I would say anything against a sister. Or try to throw a thread off the tracks by yammering on about something off-topic. So I'll get back to something relevant:
R1 is a cunt.
Who's the idiot with her head up Oprah's cunt? Whoever you are, you're dead wrong.
Hermes was CLOSED, it had closed 15 minutes before Oprah showed up. She pounded on the door and pitched a fucking fit at the security guard who told her they were closed and gave her a card letting her know their hours and that she could come back the next day. She continued demanding immediate entrance and they refused.
Not long afterwards, Oprah began screeching "RACISTS" and publicly indulged in a lying, self-pity party and massive PR campaign against Hermes, claiming they had mistreated her and discriminated against her for being black. The security video backs up the store's version of events, not Oprah's. Still, she persisted with her lies and threatened to make the first episode of her talk show about the "incident" when the program returned after hiatus.
She kept up her campaign of intimidation and threats until the store apologized to the selfish cunt just to shut her up. Yes, the world and everyone in it revolves around Oprah and whatever she wants to do whenever she wants to do it. Fuck those peons who have already put in a full day's work and still had to prepare for a private event that night. Fuck their lives, fuck their work, fuck respecting their time. It's all about Oprah the Narcissist.
She picks on people who can't argue or stand up for themselves because they'll lose their jobs (at Hermes, Harpo and elsewhere). She picks on companies who have to placate her because she'll damage and/or ruin their business if they don't. I was always taught that this sort of behavior is one of the tell-tale signs of bad character. Over the past 50 years, I've found that to be true every single time.
[quote]She pounded on the door and pitched a fucking fit at the security guard who told her they were closed
Too bad I wasn't with her. If my Blackberry didn't break through that door down, my maid woulda.
If a luxury store doesn't want to stay open late for the richest woman in America, they need to find a new demographic.
[quote]If a luxury store doesn't want to stay open late for the richest woman in America, they need to find a new demographic.
Peut-être vous ne pouvez pas comprendre, petit Américain. Nous sommes Hermes à Paris, pas Hermes Boca Raton.
Ashley Judd when she wrote that ten thousand word essay because someone dared to insult her appearance for the first time in her life.
Oh my, the Hermes incident was ages ago but I, too, stopped watching her after that. Before then I taped her everyday and watched her after work. The day the Hermes snafu hit the news is the day I deleted taping/watching her. I realized she was not the type of person she pretended. I thought it was cold of her to expect employees going home to their families to stay after and then yelled "Racist" when they didn't jump back on the clock to serve her ego.
after last week's golden globes, jodie foster belongs on this list.
And she still sees nothing wrong with it. She still justifies her behavior.
I'd want to control my image too if I'm a public figure..hell I'm very selective on which picutres I post on Instagram.
She has every right to respond to whomever she wants too, OP. She like you and I do.
Oprah lost my respect with the Hermes incident, which reduced her to "do you know who I am" level.
Having said that, I have major problems with the person who attacked her on twitter for looking old.
#1, When did it become acceptable to insult others? #2, When did the natural aging process become a weapon?
If the twitterbitch is lucky, she'll live long enough to look old.
Ok. No more martinis.
Richard Marx will not only fire back on twitter, he will insist you meet with him in person to withdraw your insult!