THE BLAZE - Aug 5, 2020 -
Looks like this spectacularly backfired on the media maven
Black critics and lawmakers alike castigated Oprah Winfrey for a video that went viral Tuesday.
The video, part of Winfrey's series "The Oprah Conversation," featured the namesake host encouraging white guests to admit to their racism and insisting that all white people have a "leg up" because of their skin color.
What are people saying about all this?
The latest episode of the AppleTV+ series, which featured activist and former NFL player Emmanuel Acho, spoke with white guests about topics such as whiteness, white privilege, and racism.
Irene Armendariz-Jackson, a Texas Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, blasted the billionaire progressive on social media, writing, "And now why is Oprah, maybe the richest black woman in the world, trying to shame white people as privileged? Miss Winfrey, you are the personification of WHITE PRIVILEGE!"
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) also took to social media and shared The Blaze's Tuesday reporting on the matter, blasting Winfrey's remarks as "utter, racist BS."