Seal backtracks on scathing Oprah remarks about Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood

Joann Johnston
January 14, 2018

The contributor to the Batman Forever soundtrack posted a meme featuring photos of Winfrey cozying up to disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein emblazoned with the phrase: "When you have been part of the problem for decades...but suddenly they all think you are the solution". Do not retweet, requote anything I have said in order to reinforce your safe hating agenda.

"Oh I forgot, that's right....you'd heard the rumours but you had no idea he was actually serially assaulting young starry-eyed actresses who in turn had no idea what they were getting into". You live in the sunken place.

Seal's criticism was met with praise, but others seemed to consider the singer a hypocrite, including model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen. "My bad", Seal wrote.

Seal is making the most epic stance. against people who think he blasted Oprah, against people who call him an "Uncle Tom". and against Stacey Dash.

In the video, the Kiss From A Rose star backtracked, claiming he'd not meant to single out or personally attack Oprah.

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White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders was also drawn into the speculation on Tuesday about a potential Winfrey candidacy. And ironically, Trump previously said if he were to run for President that he would have chosen Oprah as his running mate.

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TMZ also cited undisclosed sources in reporting that Winfrey reached out to Weinstein with promises that she'd support him.

However, the TV talk show host maybe accused of using the "Me Too" movement for her own political gains and might face questions over her friendship with Hollywood's now infamous sexual predator. The speech led to the Oprah for president hashtag #Oprah2020 on Twitter. No, what I reposted was commentary on the hypocritical and double standard nature and behaviour of Hollywood, so Fox News back off'. While the actress' co-star Tom Hanks, who Globes host Seth Meyers suggested should be Oprah's running mate if she made a decision to run, added, "I believe Oprah wakes up in the morning and both personally and professionally wonders what she can do specifically in order to make the world a better place".

He ended the video thanking those in Hollywood who have come forward with their stories of abuse and harassment and urging more to speak out "because that's the only way that we get to solve this thing".

"I've got some new [hashtags] for you", he said.

We're still not sure he'd vote for Oprah, but we KNOW he ain't voting for Stacey! "I believe a shift is coming".

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