I don't get her appeal. Someone please explain it to me.
Why is Oprah So Well-Respected?
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She exudes enormous warmth.
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I like her a lot. What is that screenshot from, OP? She looks like a midget in that frame.
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Mammy complex among Karens. She’s comforting.
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R1, if she exudes any more warmth, we are going to have to call a plumber.
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Answer: Fraus. Suburban white and urban working-class black women. That's why.
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Because she worked hard to get where she is. She started in small venues and her popularity grew.
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R5, why do they fall for that shit? Are women really that gullible?
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She's the rare person in this day and age who came from nothing and became very successful.
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R8, did Hitler.
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R9 Are you comparing Hitler to Oprah?
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She's an overweight, not stereotypically attractive black woman from a disadvantaged background that rose to the very top of the American media landscape. Even if you don't like her, you have to marvel at what she's accomplished.
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R11, don't tell me what I can and cannot marvel.
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Started poor, got real rich, acquired media power, drew other famous people to her for exposure and perks.
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For her stunning, show-stopping role in "The Color Purple".
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NEGROES IN THE HOUSE! NEGROES IN THE HOUSE!
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R14, do you suppose she and Whoopie still get it on? I heard Gayle likes to watch.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/15/2020|
Fat, boring, over exposed, speaks in sound bits. Gave birth to Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Nate Burkus and other middle class boring shit.
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Publishers estimate that her power to sell a book is anywhere from 20 to 100 times that of any other media personality.
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R18, I'm somewhat surprised that people who like Oprah can read.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/15/2020|
Pretty much agree with everyone here. Especially r3.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||11/15/2020|
[quote] [R18], I'm somewhat surprised that people who like Oprah can read.
What a stupid comment. People who are drawn to Oprah are those who are interested in improving the quality of their life. Her brand is showing ordinary people how to find purpose, pursue well-being and enjoy attainable luxury. Her audience may be depressed, traumatized and/or low on self-esteem but they are most definitely literate.
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YOU GET A BOTTOM! YOU GET A BOTTOM! YOU ALL GET BOTTOMS!
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That pic is cracking me up. Is she about to slap the shit out of Gayle?
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|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/15/2020|
When she was just a Chicago chat show host she went on a date with Roger Ebert. He took a napkin and a pen and explained the financial benefits of syndication to her and changed the course of her life.
It wasn't a love connection but it made her a self- made billionaire.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||11/15/2020|
I totally agree. Not particularly talented, attractive, or well educated. She claims whiteness always gives you an advantage yet suburban white women made her career.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||11/15/2020|
Not particularly talented, attractive, or well educated... Yes, we can imagine.
Through all of her success, Oprah always made time for philanthropy. In 2004, Oprah became the first African American to rank in the top 50 most generous Americans. By 2012 it was estimated she had donated about $400 million for educational causes. Oprah’s contributions to education don’t end there. She has also supplied over 400 scholarships to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2013, Winfrey donated $12 million to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History of Culture and was later recognized by President Obama for her contributions with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. But she was still a fat loser.
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|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/15/2020|
Because she has a big cock.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/15/2020|
I didn't like her show, but she started life with the deck stacked 100% against her, and she has achieved an amazing amount with her life.
I'm sure a lot of her success has gone to her head but if I were in her shoes, I'd probably be the same.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||11/15/2020|
Memoirs, self-help, parenting books, the shift from religion to therapy, buying as self-care (before that term though), self-determination, being a role model without being a mother--Oprah made entire industries prosper. She's a force. Like her or not.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||11/15/2020|
R31, Stalin changed his country too, like him or not.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||11/21/2020|
There is a balance to life..
|by Anonymous||reply 33||11/21/2020|
There is a lot of warmth to her and she seems like she does want to help people even if she can be misguided like the rest of us. She also liked to talk about real stuff on her show and not always just fluffy "we have a big star to promote their shitty movie" kinda stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||11/21/2020|
There's a lot of white resentment on this thread! But I'm not surprised by it. White people are always threatened by successful black men and women and black excellence anyway.
The destruction of Black Wallstreet is the perfect example of white resentment when it comes to independent successful black people. Whites can't stand to see black people with anything.
Oprah is still a very big deal, otherwise "Apple TV" would've never signed her to what I believe is a deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Oprah is still a force to be reckoned with. That's probably why racist ass Trump lashed out at her two years ago. She's a real self made Billionaire, something Trump can't claim.
White resentment over black excellence is historical in America. It's always been the quickest way to upset white American society.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||11/21/2020|
She’s an extremely rich person who acts like she’s not an extremely rich person. She’s accessible and gave away free stuff. Her favorite things shows used to be amazing. She gave away trips and cars ffs. Who wouldn’t love that?
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