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Why is Oprah So Well-Respected?

I don't get her appeal. Someone please explain it to me.

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by Anonymousreply 3611/21/2020

She exudes enormous warmth.

by Anonymousreply 111/14/2020

I like her a lot. What is that screenshot from, OP? She looks like a midget in that frame.

by Anonymousreply 211/14/2020

Mammy complex among Karens. She’s comforting.

by Anonymousreply 311/14/2020

R1, if she exudes any more warmth, we are going to have to call a plumber.

by Anonymousreply 411/14/2020

Answer: Fraus. Suburban white and urban working-class black women. That's why.

by Anonymousreply 511/14/2020

Because she worked hard to get where she is. She started in small venues and her popularity grew.

by Anonymousreply 611/14/2020

R5, why do they fall for that shit? Are women really that gullible?

by Anonymousreply 711/14/2020

She's the rare person in this day and age who came from nothing and became very successful.

by Anonymousreply 811/14/2020

R8, did Hitler.

by Anonymousreply 911/14/2020

R9 Are you comparing Hitler to Oprah?

by Anonymousreply 1011/14/2020

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.

by Anonymousreply 1111/14/2020

R11, don't tell me what I can and cannot marvel.

by Anonymousreply 1211/14/2020

Started poor, got real rich, acquired media power, drew other famous people to her for exposure and perks.

by Anonymousreply 1311/14/2020

For her stunning, show-stopping role in "The Color Purple".

by Anonymousreply 1411/14/2020

NEGROES IN THE HOUSE! NEGROES IN THE HOUSE!

by Anonymousreply 1511/14/2020

R14, do you suppose she and Whoopie still get it on? I heard Gayle likes to watch.

by Anonymousreply 1611/15/2020

Fat, boring, over exposed, speaks in sound bits. Gave birth to Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Nate Burkus and other middle class boring shit.

by Anonymousreply 1711/15/2020

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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by Anonymousreply 1811/15/2020

R18, I'm somewhat surprised that people who like Oprah can read.

by Anonymousreply 1911/15/2020

Pretty much agree with everyone here. Especially r3.

by Anonymousreply 2011/15/2020

[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.

by Anonymousreply 2111/15/2020

YOU GET A BOTTOM! YOU GET A BOTTOM! YOU ALL GET BOTTOMS!

by Anonymousreply 2211/15/2020

That pic is cracking me up. Is she about to slap the shit out of Gayle?

by Anonymousreply 2311/15/2020

Money

by Anonymousreply 2411/15/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2511/15/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2611/15/2020

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.

by Anonymousreply 2711/15/2020

Vehicle distributor

by Anonymousreply 2811/15/2020

Because she has a big cock.

by Anonymousreply 2911/15/2020

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 Anonymousreply 3011/15/2020

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 Anonymousreply 3111/15/2020

R31, Stalin changed his country too, like him or not.

by Anonymousreply 3211/21/2020

There is a balance to life..

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by Anonymousreply 3311/21/2020

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 Anonymousreply 3411/21/2020

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 Anonymousreply 3511/21/2020

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?

by Anonymousreply 3611/21/2020
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