While many people have been applauding Oprah Winfrey for her moving speech at the Golden Globes, Seal pointed out her hypocrisy. The “Kiss From a Rose” singer posted a meme on Instagram Wednesday, Jan. 10 claiming that Winfrey was “part of the problem.”
“Oh I forgot, that’s right,” Seal wrote in the caption. “You’d heard the rumors 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. My bad.”
At the Golden Globes, Winfrey gave a rousing speech in support of women and denouncing sexual assault in the industry.
“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men,” she said Sunday, Jan. 8 as she accepted the lifetime achievement award. “But their time is up. Their time is up! Their time is up!”
She also spoke out about Weinstein’s sexual harassment allegations on Facebook in October.
“Thanks to the brave voices we’ve heard this week, many more will now be emboldened to come forward EVERY time this happens,” she said. “I believe a shift is coming.”
The Weinstein Scandal
Yet it’s true, Winfrey has attended events by The Weinstein Company, where the ousted movie mogul was pushed out of. She also starred in “The Butler,” which was produced by the production company.
As such, some backed up the singer…
— Jagged Hammertoe (@MrLenegan) January 11, 2018
Seal to Oprah: you are part of the problem.
He's right. She's a sanctimonious hypocrite.
She covered for Harvey Weinstein for decades.
(I live 2000 miles from H'wood and I'm not in the bizz and I knew abt him, so Oprah Winfrey sure as hell knew.)https://t.co/Ei68SQBzYS
— Philip Schuyler (@FiveRights) January 11, 2018
…and many others slammed Seal for his ties to Weinstein through ex-wife Hedi Klum’s show “Project Runway.”
So now we're blaming Oprah for Harvey Weinstein? Seal needs to worry about microdermabrasion and keep Oprah's name out of his mouth. The nerve. Not with all the problematic dudes his white queen has worked with and dated.
— itgurl (@itgurl_29) January 10, 2018
And Chrissy Teigen had this shady response to Seal.