Talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey has come under fire for sharing a social media post that has her fans convinced she is supporting Donald Trump.
Winfrey posted an image of Trump meeting current President Barack Obama on Twitter, along with a caption that read: “Everybody take a deep breath. Hope lives.”
The 62-year-old has previously expressed her support of Hilary Clinton and the democratic party.
The perceived support has seen the star lampooned by fans and fellow celebrities.
Actor Patton Oswalt expressed his shock at the sentiment, with a dig at the talk show host’s “favourite things” segment.
“Oprah, what the f***? This is not one of my favourite things,” he tweeted.
Actress Heather Matarazzo was similarly unimpressed, and hit out at Winfrey with a strong reminder of the people this election may affect.
“Oprah, you can take a deep breath and hold it while the rest of us literally fight for our lives right now,” she said.
June Diane Raphael of Grace & Frankie fame told the star the election had already begun to affect the children of minority groups.
“Oprah, please do not normalise this man. Minority children are already being targeted,” she said.
Ardent anti-Trump comic Walter Kamau Bell expressed his anger at the perceived support with very few words.
“I… but… no…” he tweeted.
The tweet comes after waves of protests broke out across the nation following the election results.
Winfrey has since given an interview to the Associated Press that relayed how she believed Trump had been transformed by the process.
“I could sense, maybe I’m wrong, but I could sense from Donald Trump’s body language even when he came out for the acceptance speech, that brother has been humbled,” she said.
“I think it’s a humbling process that now you literally have the weight of the world on your shoulders.”
Listen to the Mamamia Outloud team explain why Oprah was nowhere to be seen during the election. (Post continues after audio.)
The host previously faced criticism for her rather muted support of Hilary Clinton.
Winfrey appeared on the TD Jakes Show to share why she hadn’t been an active voice on the campaign trail.
“The reason why I haven’t been vocal, other than saying ‘I’m with her’,” she said, “is because I didn’t know what to say that could actually pierce through the noise, the chaos, and the disgusting vitriol that is going on and actually be heard.”
Donald Trump will be sworn as the 45th President of the United States at the Inauguration Ceremony on January 20.
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