Oprah’s speech at the 2018 Golden Globes was truly brilliant.
“So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women… and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say ‘me too’ again,” she said to a standing ovation as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
But while the rest of us were screaming ‘Oprah 2020’, Seal had something far less complimentary to say.
Attacking the veteran talk show host and philanthropist for being ‘part of the problem for decades’, the 54-year-old shared an accusatory meme to Instagram on Wednesday.
“Oh I forgot, that’s right…..you’d heard the rumours but you had no idea he was actually serially assaulting young stary-eyed actresses who in turn had no idea what they were getting into. My bad. #SanctimoniousHollywood.”
The meme featured two images of Oprah embracing and socialising with disgraced film producer, Harvey Weinstein, dating back to 2014, edited together with the words:
When you’ve been part of the problem for decades but suddenly they all think you are the solution.
Commenters were quick to jump on the controversial statement.
“Your job is to sing Kiss From A Rose. Do that and be quiet,” one wrote. Another, “Pretty gauche to blame women for the crimes of men”.
Others asked if he had the same criticism of ex-wife, Heidi Klum, who’s long-running TV show, Project Runway, was produced by The Weinstein Company.