Hollywood stars branded 'hypocrites' for Golden Globes black dress protest

Joann Johnston
January 13, 2018

Anyone watching Sunday night's annual Golden Globe Awards may have noticed a theme among the celebrities walking the red carpet. "Oprah in the past has said, 'I don't have any experience in politics.' Well, neither does the guy who is now the president".

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Adding weight to the speculation, Winfrey's longtime partner Stedman Graham has told the Los Angeles Times, "It's up to the people".

If Oprah does decide to make a presidential run for 2020, it won't be as easy as liberals think. Winfrey - who commanded a viewership of tens of millions of loyal women - for the first time publicly put her formidable stamp of approval on a candidate.

"She loves this country and would like to be of service in some way, but I don't think she's actively considering it at this time", King said, noting that she spoke to Winfrey at length the night before.

Accepting the award for best supporting actress for I, Tonya, Janney paid tribute to disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding, thanking her for "sharing her story".

Laura Dern was accompanied by Monica Ramirez, co-founder and president of the National Farmworker Women's Alliance, which represents more than 700,000 women working in the agricultural industry, fighting workplace sexual misconduct.

"A new day is on the horizon", Winfrey promised to those in the Globes room.

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"Oprah cometh", tweeted actress Amber Tamblyn, while musician Pharrell Williams called her the greatest of all time.

Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard called Winfrey's speech "the most extraordinary and inspiring moment" he had ever seen at an awards show.

Sanders was also asked whether she believed Winfrey was qualified to run for president. In fact, President Trump himself mentioned her as a potential running mate when he mulled a bid in 1999.

Sometimes it took me an entire week to complete one puzzle - a Monday one at that.

Oh, and I'm doing it with you. She says her red dress was made months ago.

Winfrey said while there was no justice for Taylor, whose attackers were never prosecuted, her truth lived on in the work of civil rights icon Rosa Parks, an ACLU investigator on Taylor's case. Let's all come together, women & men, & say #TIMESUP!

The 64-year-old media mogul has become a cultural phenomenon over the past 30-plus years, born into a poor home in MS but breaking through as a television news and talk show personality in the 1980s. I can tell because it's been long since a white man has been nervous in Hollywood.

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