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by G. Brown

Oprah Winfrey had signed on as executive producer of a documentary that NBC News described as “shrouded in secrecy” that reportedly was going to shed light on rape cases in the hip-hop music industry.  The primary subject of the doc was to be another heavyweight in the entertainment industry Russell Simmons.  The doc was to feature a former music executive who claims to have “suffered sexual harassment and abuse” at the hands of the Def Jams founder.

The untitled doc was set to begin filming in two weeks, but now Winfrey has suddenly dropped out saying in a released statement, “I have decided that I will no longer be executive producer on The Untitled Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Documentary and it will not air on Apple TV+. First and foremost, I want it to be known that I unequivocally believe and support the women. Their stories deserve to be told and heard. In my opinion, there is more work to be done on the film to illuminate the full scope of what the victims endured and it has become clear that the filmmakers and I are not aligned in that creative vision.”

Winfrey went on to imply that the filmmakers are rushing to meet a deadline “before I believe it is complete.”

Though she cites creative differences as the reason for her bowing out of the Simmons doc, some are saying it was pressure from the Black community that caused her withdrawal.

Winfrey ironically is friends with Simmons. It’s their friendship that opened the door to some backlash.  Simmons called Winfrey’s involvement in the documentary “troubling” given their friendship. Simmons spoke his conscience and his mind to Winfrey in an IG post recently saying he’s admitted to being a playboy or womanizer who slept around with an embarrassing number of women.  Because he readily offered up that confession, Simmons seemed perplexed that Winfrey was backing the project that would rely on the word of three women accusing him of rape after he says he has taken and passed nine different lie detector tests.

Simmons wrote, “This is why it’s so troubling that you choose me to single out in your recent documentary...”  Adding what looks like a personal slam to Winfrey, Simmons said, “Shocking how many many people have misused this important powerful revolution for relevance and money.”

That jab about Oprah having a hidden agenda resonated with one online commenter who said, “ I feel like Oprah always has a hidden agenda“.

Others pointed to Winfrey’s involvement in the documentary targeting sex molestation charges against late pop icon Michael Jackson as more proof that the talk show host goes after Black men specifically.  One commenter came to the conclusion, “Oprah Ain’t For Us Anyway“.

Airing dirty laundry is how Winfrey rose to fame on her syndicated talk show.  As years went on and more fortune fell at her feet, she ascended to more of a spiritual guru who freely offered self-help advice to women and often bathed her audiences in gifts like free cars.

She’s always been held in the highest esteem within the Black community and seldom criticized.  So maybe she did yield to some public pressure from both fans and other celebs like rapper 50 Cent who also blasted Winfrey for going after Black men.

Oprah could be flexing some journalistic muscle and refusing to do another hit piece to take down another Black man in the ongoing #MeToo movement.  She could be a  powerful ally for women who are victims in Hollywood’s male-dominant culture…or she could be a powerful tool in the hands of the #MeToo war that seems to be making casualties of mostly Black men while all the White men accused of similar crimes still seem to somehow dodge hit pieces spotlighting their crimes and avoid having a day in court or jail.

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    January 31, 2020 at 9:58 pm

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    January 31, 2020 at 9:49 pm

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    January 24, 2020 at 2:57 pm

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    Thomas Thixton

    January 17, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Recall all of the protests and town hall meetings when The Color Purple came out where she was accused of having a bias against men, black men and fathers. Having no children herself, no sons, she has only perpetuated this perception over the years with her stance on Michael Jackson and Bill Cosby. Even Roger Ebert, someone she once dated and who helped launch her career, noted her bias. She has never attended a single funeral of any shot youth in Chicago, which seems to say a lot. I’ve known 8 lads shot, 3 dead and 1 suicide. Attitudes like hers has not helped with the problem. I really wish she would stop giggling over our dead lads.

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    marcus davis

    January 16, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Never liked Oprah.

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    Shawn J.

    January 16, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    There are no words to describe how I feel about this situation (SMH)

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    NBA is fixed

    January 15, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    Oprah Winfrey continues to high tech lynch black men while her white male owners rape women. Harpo doesn’t care about black people, she cares about cashing her ten figure paychecks!

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    NBA is fixed

    January 15, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    America regards black men as the most dangerous terrorist on Earth. The white people who run America see the black man’s penis as a weapon that is more dangerous than a nuclear missile. Black men have the ability to impregnate millions of white women worldwide, thus wiping out the majority of the the white race. The most desired man on Earth are rich black men who are in shape. Millions of white women worldwide are sexually attracted to black men like Lebron James, Joel Embiid, Floyd Mayweather, Anthony Joshua and Saquon Barkley.

    White men are scared of black men. They are aware of the power, intelligence, strength and talent found inside black men. That’s why they send black women like Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry, Robin Givens, and Kamala Harris to destroy black men. We have the power to retake what white people stole from us. Unfortunately throughout American history, black women have been used to destroy black men. When black women destroy black men, they’re helping the white devils destroy the black race. Unfortunately Oprah Winfrey and other black women are not smart enough to realize this. The black women I mentioned who have destroyed black men are owned by white men. Those black women are not enslaved with chains and shackles, they’re enslaved with pen, paper and money. In other words, they’re house slaves, mammies and bed wenches and they have made white men like Harvey Weinstein and Billy Bob Thorton feel good.

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    NBA is fixed

    January 15, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    Oprah will never talk about Harvey Weinstein raping women because he and his brother Bob Weinstein own her. Oprah will not talk about the rumor that Steven Spielberg rapes little boys because he owns a piece of her.

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    NBA is fixed

    January 15, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Oprah is a billionaire but she is not a independent black woman. Oprah is owned! She will not bite the white hands that feed her. These are the white devils who own Oprah:

    1. Harvey Weinstein
    2. David Geffen
    3. Steven Spielberg
    4. Jeffery Katzenberg
    5. Bob Weinstein
    6. David Zaslav, CEO Discovery Communications which owns Oprah Winfrey Network

    If you want to call Oprah a modern day house slave, I will not debate you. For over a century, rich white men have hired black women to destroy black men, especially strong alpha male black men. Oprah’s reward for committing treason against black Americans is billionaire status, mansion in Santa Barbara and trips on yachts with her white owners. Oprah may be a billionaire, but always remember that she is owned; pun intended!

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    NBA is fixed

    January 15, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    Breaking news: Cory Booker has dropped out of the 2020 Democratic Presidential race.

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    William Collins

    January 15, 2020 at 2:53 am

    Here is the Thing. Only one of the 13 women who have accused Russell Simmons of sexual assault have had her day in court(she lost). The others are still out there so to speak. Bro. Simmons has decamped to Bali,Indonesia ( which allegedly does not have an extradition treaty with the US). By the way, I do not believe that Oprah Winfrey is ant–Black Male – quite the contrary.

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    Betsy Diann Kirby

    January 14, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    I love Black men. But they don’t get a pass when they sexually harass and/or abuse women. Too many times our culture has turned a blind eye to this abuse. It’s time for it to STOP !! Racial disparity allows White men to avoid or minimize all types of crime. That does not mean that Black men should be granted that same ‘privilege’. It only means that White men should be held more accountable. Black women have enough to deal with in this racist, male dominated society. We shouldn’t have to deal with sexual abuse within our own communities also. And if Oprah is more interested in championing the cause of Black women when the abuse is coming from Black men, I say more power to her.

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