by TV One Staff
November 16, 2016
Didn’t we already warn you not to come for the untouchable trinity (Beyoncé, Michelle Obama, and Oprah)?
Looks like a few folks didn’t listen.
Trump’s electoral win left many of us in despair, slowly coming to terms with a bleek next four years. After seeing the President-elect meet with President Obama, Oprah made an honest attempt to see things on the brighter side:
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) November 10, 2016
And then her mentions blew up:
@Oprah please do not normalize this man. Minority children are already being targeted.
— June by Alene Too (@MsJuneDiane) November 12, 2016
DON’T YOU DARE OPRAH https://t.co/meue7QsfDR
— John Early (@bejohnce) November 11, 2016
@Oprah You are too intelligent to believe that. With all due respect.
— Melissa (@1andonlyMelissa) November 10, 2016
According to reports, after Oprah noticed the backlash (you know, because she’s busy) she went on to make the following statement while at Ava Duvernay’s Netflix screening for 13th:
“I couldn’t breathe after the election. I was expecting tension, awkwardness and strain. So, when I saw them sitting together, I actually took a picture of the screen that said ‘President-elect Trump honored to meet Obama.’ And President Obama was being so gracious, and I heard Donald Trump say, ‘He’s a good man.’ I heard Donald Trump say, ‘I’m going to be seeking his counsel.’ I literally went [deep breath], I can breathe now.”….So what I should have said was, ‘I just took a breath.’ What I said was, ‘Everybody take a breath—#HopeLives.’”
You didn’t have to apologize Oprah! We knew what you meant.
TELL US: What are your thoughts on Oprah’s hopeful tweet? Do you feel she deserved the backlash?