Sick of Oprah

@worldwise1 (14890)
United States
January 25, 2008 6:59am CST
I know that I face the risk of being beaten with a wet noodle by all of you loyal Oprah fans, but I am honestly sick of hearing the womans name. About now, she ranks right up there with Brittney Spears, in my opinion. You can't turn on the TV without hearing something about one or the other. Granted, she does some good works, but so do many others that you never hear about. For sure she isn't one to hide her light under a bushel. I'm from the school of thought that a person should let their good works speak for themselves. I think her huge popularity is solely based upon the immense amount of wealth she has managed to accumulate, and not necessarily her goodness. Well, now you can all let me have it, but I feel much, much better.
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30 responses
• United States
25 Jan 08
I never liked oprah or understood what all the fuss was about. I was watching tv one day and she brought obama on her show and she said shes not into politics she just likes obama and they go way back. what a lie if your promoting a president you are too into politics and just last election or the one b4 that she had bush on her show. so shes not into politics but the last two times to vote she has had who she htought should be president on there. And all the oprah followers will vote for who she wants. In my eyes oprahs a selfish beotch that does here "good" deeds so she can get satisfacation out of the lime light she gets for doing them. (i really dont know never really watched her show dont know what shes all about or anything her aura just always turned me off)
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I think that she has been abandoned by many of her loyal followers, libertarianfreedom, since she came out in support of Obama. She seems to always have an agenda on one thing or another. I much prefer Tyra Banks, who has had all of the major candidates appear on her talk show. Now, that's what I call diplomacy!
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• United States
26 Jan 08
yes I agree if i had a tv show and decided i wnated to show the canidate i like I would show all b/c its only far. and I know that all the ppl that watch my show may not agree with me so here all of them chose who you want. Thats the one thing I hate about tv shows when they only explote one or two of the canidates and none of the others
@cher913 (25897)
• Canada
25 Jan 08
i dont mind oprah when she tackles important and interesting topics like health or saving money, but when it comes to what actors and what is going on in hollywood, i could really care less.
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Your response is noted, cher.
• United States
26 Jan 08
The only time I watch her show now is when Dr. Oz is her guest.
• United States
25 Jan 08
I happen to respect your views on this wonderful woman. I find at times she gets on my nerves as well. I am a watcher of her show and she pisses me off. She is always cutting someone off mid sentence. She is bringing so many people popularity. When she should be looking to help people in her own back yard. That is a figure of speech and Hopefully she learns to help the ones she should have years ago. She is another black woman and I think sometimes she forgets that.
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• United States
25 Jan 08
Thanks for the nice hug. I am feeling she is needing to do more for the homeless and the hungry. not to mention the battered woman. I love Ralph Lauren and buy all his pillows and bath rags. When I can that is. When I was in a battered womans shelter. I lived so nice bathed in a big round tub. My daughter thought it was a pool. He funded this shelter and it was wonderful. We did not feel battered so much when going to bed. The beds were close to one another we bonded with our roomies and it's great he has done this.
@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Of course, giftsandbagscom, we are all entitled to our opinions. You have to ask yourself, however, why it is that a popular figure such as this would not be doing more to help the suffering children right here at home. She has forgotten where she came from, in my opinion, and needs to focus more close to home. Her potential to do a lot of good for struggling youth in America would be massive because of her many connections.
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
26 Jan 08
{Pyewacket flings wet noodles at worldwise} Hehe *winks* I'm a great fan of Oprah's and I really don't mind her tooting her horn about her accomplishments considering the background she came from, with being abused and all. I think she can be a great role model particularly for African Americans, especially women that one can overcome any adversity such as she had...I DO HOWEVER.resent and am surprised at her endorsing Obama considering all the very negative things I've heard about him, especially his affiliation with that church the Trinity United one which is openly racist....like how can she endorse him then?
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@Lindalinda (4116)
• Canada
25 Jan 08
Ah, I won't beat you with wet noodle but I am sad you mention her in the same breath as that confused mentally unbalanced girl Britney. I am not a devoted fan but I watch her show from time to time. Yes, she is promoting herself that is for sure but she has contributed a lot to America. She has regular health professionals on her show, puts the light on spousal abuse and has rekindled the love of reading in many people. I don't think she has forgotten where she came from either. I think the school for girls in Africa will have many benefits for women who seem to have so few chances otherwise to get away from gathering firewood, doing most of the work and contracting Aids from unfaithful partners. As far as I can tell she has also bestowed generous gifts to wives and children of service men in America. She has indeed accumulated immense wealth but I also believe her goodness has benefited many people. O.k. now you can beat me with a wet noodle. LOL
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I am not attempting to take away any of her contributions to society, lindalinda. It's hard for me to explain what I see in her that many people do not.
@winterose (39913)
• Canada
25 Jan 08
oprah has been an inspiration to a lot of people and that is what makes her great, yes there are a lot of unsung heroes who are just as great but coverage gets to the masses and changes lives, unfortunately if you don't know of the inspirations of somebody you can learn or change from it. britney and oprah are not even in the same universe let alone anything to compare
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
25 Jan 08
While I do respect your opinion, winterose, I am not among the admirers who consider Oprah to be great. To me she is just super-wealthy.
@winterose (39913)
• Canada
25 Jan 08
it seems to me you have a problem with super wealthy people? but look beyond that to the person she is, she could be superwealthy and not give anything back to anyone, she can be like the big business tycoons that are greedy and take take take from the common people to make more money because you are super wealthy does not make you less great, or more great when I look at oprah and I don't think she is the greatest thing since slice bread, I see a good person a good soul, a person who has helped thousands of people and that is great, the kindness that she does, helping poor people because she did not get so big that she forgot her own humble beginnings. the charity work she does, the institutions she has set up all over the world for underpriveledged people, school, literacy programs, etc, these are all good things. and if she was poor and did what ever she could like give her last slice of bread to someone else that is what is important the character of the person not the money and dismiss every good a person does just because she has money, she could have money and keep it all for herself but she doesn't and that is what makes her great and so are many other people, she is not the only one thank god for that. britney spears on the other hand is a spoiled rich self indulgent brat
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• United States
28 Jan 08
I am with you winterrose. When I read all the negative I have to think it is just ignorance. Oprah gives more than any other person I know and she does it here and in other countries. I thank god she does help the children of Africa. Who else will? I know I am a better person because of how much she has inspired others to do good and help others. To count our blessings daily...it is endless good information and inspiration. Ribbon1226
• United States
26 Jan 08
I like Oprah well enough but I was really shocked when I saw Barack Obama a couple of days ago on TV saying that he should be president with Oprah as vice president!! I think he is trying to suck up to her and snare all her fans for their votes.
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
26 Jan 08
If you ask me, whiteheather, I would say that they belong to a mutual admiration society since they have been practically glued at the hip lately.
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• United States
26 Jan 08
Very true. The only time I watch her show now is when she has Dr. Oz as the guest. I get a kick out of way he talks about health issues.
@carolbee (16244)
• United States
25 Jan 08
I like Oprah and listen to her show daily. I find her to amusing along with being very bright. She does alot of wonderful things for the people in her community. I think alot of her appeal is based on the fact she was an abused child and came up in the world on her own. She makes millions a year. So here is a person who had a rough start in life and made it. This appeals to the general public. I am getting tired of seeing Dr. Oz on the show even though he's a good doctor and has some wonderful advice. On the other side of the coin, I understand how you feel about her. She's always in the limelight.
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I don't quite get that "...She does a lot of wonderful things for people in her community," carolbee. I would have to ask, "Which community is that?" Maybe all of those including the many homes that she owns.
@carolbee (16244)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Doing things for her community is primarily around the Chicago area. She has built homes for the needy. I do give her credit for that. I turn her show on everyday, if I'm home, and if the subject is boring, off she goes. I do admire her for what she's accomplished in life.
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
25 Jan 08
Yes, she's a media person so she knows how to exploit such publicity stunts. I really stopped watching her show, though I'm a guy, I used to be her fan. But after hearing her "All about me" publicity, I started to disgrace her. If she wants to help, she can do it in a private way and not try displaying all the things she's done and hug all the credits just by herself. There are more potential children that needs help in this whole world, I would praise her and believe in her sincerity if she'd happen to do that..
@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
26 Jan 08
You seem to grasp the situation very well indeed, raijin. A modest person is much more honorable than a publicity-seeker.
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@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
27 Jan 08
Yes, I'd rather admire a dog that saved their master's life instead of her helping or atleast trying hard to help others. For me, helping a person or even the whole world are the same. It's not about number's game, but how you put the effort in doing it. I hope that people would come to realize the difference in it, I am glad that you've seen it and so does the other's who have the same thought about this topic of your's!;)
@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
26 Jan 08
We all have our opions on Oprah and I happen to like her. She is always doing good for the people. Shes always willing to lend a hand. And the woman is so very generous. I dont like all of her shows but I do like alot. I say you good for you Oprah keep the good work up.
@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Well, TerryZ, I would have to say that you are among a majority here on myLot-and I think that's perfectly OK.
@Ohara_1983 (4122)
• Kuwait
26 Jan 08
wow, i think not all the people will be a good heart, of course they are hiding something in thier back, im a fan of Oprah, i like her show but i dont have any knowledge about what behind her, but i dont care because it not bothered to me, as long i watch her show it very nice.
@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
26 Jan 08
That's very complimentary, Ohara. I'm sure Oprah would be pleased to hear it.
@MGjhaud (20836)
• Philippines
26 Jan 08
sometimes i watch her on tv during her Oprah show but am sorry to say that she doesn't entertain me. i don't know, the way her subject, the issues evolve the whole time that the show's running -- it doesn't interest me. we'll maybe her kind of show is not my kind of entertainment. But i do appreciate of her other good deeds to people especially to women, it's nice that there's Oprah helping people.
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Oprah's just full of good works, MG. That's one thing we can't take away from her.
• United States
26 Jan 08
I stopped watching Oprah years ago because I am too fat, cynical, and I am not a feminist. So why should I watch? I prefr Jerry Springer and Steve Wilkos anyway.
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Well, sarah, I guess we'll show her, lol!
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@cblackink (969)
• United States
26 Jan 08
No, I totally understand. I think I heard she's about to get her own TV channel! I do respect her for using her power for the greater good though, although I'm a little repulsed by the blatant ego-promotion. As long as she's using it for the right things, I don't fault her. But I am getting pretty tired of hearing about her. It's beginning to sound like Oprah's opinions come straight from the mouth of God (no offense to anyone).
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I think, cblackink, that many people are unaware of just how much power this woman wields. That is scary to me.
@Stiletto (4597)
25 Jan 08
Well I don't like Oprah either but that's based solely on the way she does her job. I find her shows pretty dull and really they are all about her, no matter what the topic under discussion is supposed to be, or who her guest is. She's just not my cup of tea I'm afraid, thankfully we don't get much of her here in the UK. Having said that I do respect her for the good work she funds, particularly in Africa. I've spent time in Africa and I know how much it's needed there. I also admire her for becoming as successful as she is despite her background. Of course there are many others that do good work and we never hear about them. That's just the nature of celebrity I guess. However, I don't think that accumulating great wealth necessarily means you stop caring about other people and want to help them in whatever way you can, so I wouldn't kick her for doing that. Yes she's a great self-publicist and isn't one to hide her light under a bushel, but then that's how she got where she is now.
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Touche, Stiletto! You are, of course, entitled to your opinion.
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Well I like Oprah and even though you don't that is fine with me :) What she has achieved in her life is incredible and I think she does enough here to support her own community as well as her school in Africa. Yes she has a lot of money and wealth but so does a lot of other celebrities and I don't see them doing half as much as she does in the public eye. It just seems like the media notices her more than others because she is out there all the time and I say good on her! Just wish she passed some of her wealth onto mylot LOL I could do with a few extra minimum payouts here as I haven't had one in two months :(
@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I find it difficult, maddysmommy, to understand so many using the phrase, "her own community." She does not live in any community that I would ever be privy to. I think you are erroneously referring to the Black community. That is so stereotypical.
@mummymo (23709)
25 Jan 08
To be totally honest Sweetheart I do like Oprah and I think the rags to riches story is fantastic but then we don't see Oprah that often so we are not as likely to be filled with the over burn of the hype she receives! Apart from anything else worldwise even if others don't agree with you they should still respect your right to your opinion and not attack you because of it! xxx
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I appreciate your response, mummymo, and your right to your opinion.
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
25 Jan 08
I know what you mean as it gets ridiculous after a while hearing about the same person over and over again.
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Seems to me, naty, that any unselfish person would demand the spotlight be taken off them -at least some of the time.
@livintx49 (245)
• United States
25 Jan 08
I'm with you!!!!!!!!!! I thought I was the only person alive that feels this.She gets so much credit for things she doesn't do. All the things she gives away-she doesn't buy them they give them to her.People act like she pays for them.I could keep going but I won't.
@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Ahh, livintx, I see you get my drift! It's not her money, but her name that is so bankable.
@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Now she is taking over the Discovery Health Channel. I swear I think her goal is to own the world. I mean yeah she has a lot of money and gives to charity. But I don't even think she gives to charity because she cares anymore. I think it's all for show. But that's just my opinion. I'm sure others will strongly disagree with me.
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Like I stated, cynddvs, she sure doesn't bother to hide her light under a bushel. I am leery of anyone who gains too much power. It brings to mind that saying, "Power corrupts; and absolute power corrupts absolutely."