SEAL SLAMS OPRAH AFTER GOLDEN GLOBES SPEECHJanuary 11, 2018
The “Kiss From a Rose” singer blasted Winfrey on Instagram by essentially calling her a hypocrite for her strong words against men who harass women, yet being friendly with disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, whose takedown ignited the #MeToo movement, over the years.
Seal shared two images of Winfrey with Weinstein with words superimposed over the images that said: “When you have been part of the problem for decades but suddenly they all think you are the solution.”
He captioned the meme: “Oh I forgot, that’s right…..you’d heard the rumours but you had no idea he was actually serially assaulting young [sic] stary-eyed actresses who in turn had no idea what they were getting into. My bad. #SanctimoniousHollywood”
It should be noted, the images only prove Winfrey was cordial with Weinstein in public over the years.
Many actresses including Salma Hayek, Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan have come forward with their accounts of sexual abuse, harassment and rape at the hands of Weinstein. He has denied the accusations.
On Sunday, Winfrey brought the house down during her Cecil B. Demille award acceptance speech, declaring “time’s up” for the men who sexually abuse and harass women.
While Winfrey has not commented on Seal’s post, a rep previously released a statement denying Winfrey has had any direct contact with Weinstein.
“Oprah has not spoken to Harvey Weinstein directly. Someone from his team reached out to her to see if she would talk to him, and she said she would if it was for an interview. There are no plans for an interview at this time.”