Oprah Winfrey Slammed for Saying White People Have a “Leg Up” in Society Despite her Billions

Oprah is under fire for declaring that white people are innately privileged no matter their socio-economic status because they’re… white. Critics clapped back at the tv mogul, who made billions off predominantly white audiences, for being a hypocrite.  

On the latest episode of AppleTV+ series The Oprah Conversation, which is produced by a company she OWNs, Winfrey and NFL star Emmanuel Acho coaxed “woke” white guests into admitting their own racism.   

Oprah goaded one guest, a self-proclaimed liberal named Seth, to admit that he was racist. “You’ve become woke during this period, and realized in that awakening that you are racist, right?” She pointedly asked. “I just want to know how that happened.”

He dizzily philosophized that since he never actively challenged racism, he must innately be racist himself. “I realized I either was a racist or an anti-racist, and I wasn’t – I’m not – an anti-racist.”  

When another guest brought up that “Not all white people have power. There’s plenty of poor, working-class white people,” Winfrey responded, “No matter where they are on the rung or ladder of success, they still have their whiteness.” 

She went on to proclaim white people have a leg up in society: “That’s what the term ‘white privilege’ is. It means that whiteness still gives you an advantage.”

Which is rich, considering that Oprah is insanely rich. The television network owner and publisher has a personal net worth of 2.6 billion. 

Critics were quick to callout that Winfrey herself is the embodiment of privilege. Take a look at the most notable shots fired:

Ted Cruz

Senator Ted Cruz was quick to call Winfrey’s remarks “racist BS.

JT Lewis

JT Lewis, an activist for gun rights, asked how Oprah could make billions “if America is so racist?”

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Wayne Dupree

Conservative podcaster Wayne Dupree called out Winfrey for “Shaming white people for all their “easy success” in life.”

Todd Starnes

Conservative radio host Todd Starnes snarked that he prays for America to become a country where “Someone like Oprah will be able to become a billionaire.”

Chris Stigall

Chris Stigall, a radio personality, labeled Oprah as a “fraud.”

 Irene Armendariz-Jackson

A republican primary candidate called Winfrey “The personification of white privilege.” 

Tim Young

Comedian Tim Young wondered why he’s not worth more than Oprah with the advantage of his whiteness.    

Jesse Peterson

Political talk show host Jesse Peterson jabbed: “Hating White people is very lucrative. Ask Oprah.”

With Friends Like These…

Others were quick to remind us about the kind of company Oprah keeps.

Despicable…

And this picture shows that we shouldn’t forget.  

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Dennis McLain
Dennis McLain
6 months ago

What a hypocrite you are Oprah, talking about “white privilege” with you and your millions and a mansion. Why don’t all you rich folks put about 25 or 30 families of our neighbors from south of the border in your homes. You have lots of room!

Charles M.
6 months ago
Reply to  Dennis McLain

She definetly proved she’s a racist .. Dumb b***h got rich off of white people .

Yvette
Yvette
6 months ago
Reply to  Dennis McLain

And don’t forget all the millions she makes from Weight Watchers and never looses a pound.

Rob
Rob
6 months ago

Cancel her.

Craig Murphy
Craig Murphy
6 months ago

Oprah made her fortune off of white women. Maybe she’s just a grifter turning into a race racketeer.

Nancy S
Nancy S
6 months ago
Reply to  Craig Murphy

NOW that she has her billions, I guess the TRUTH comes out.

Bernie 99
Bernie 99
6 months ago

Just another typical liberal hypocrite. She could spend a billion of her money bringing poor blacks out of poverty and still have over a billion left. But then the former poor would start voting Republican. Cant have that.

John
John
6 months ago

OK, then why does Oprah straighten her hair? Looks kind of white to me.

Robert
Robert
6 months ago

F*** Orca windbag. Anyone who can fall for her line of shit is a liberal moron.

Doreen Henricks
Doreen Henricks
6 months ago

I saw a profound comment on Twitter (I wish I’d thought of it, but I can’t claim it). It said something like, “Tell that to the poor white kid with good grades, who couldn’t get into the college of his choice because of affirmative action”.

Terry
Terry
6 months ago

There are more white people having hard times in the USA then any minority group and always have been.

Jack
Jack
6 months ago

I am so sorry I am white!!!!

JimmyJ
JimmyJ
6 months ago

I would love to see Okra go to some homeless white man and tell him about his
Leg up he has because he is white. Same for LaBraun.

Daisy
Daisy
6 months ago

Really Oprah? How did you being black hurt your ascent to being a billionaire? Instead of appreciating the country that gave you the opportunity to achieve such heights, you have decided to say that people of color cannot achieve anything in their lives because of their race. Oprah, you are an example that what you are saying is not true.
My parents were white, they lived through the depression and world war II and had barely enough to eat. My father painted houses for a living and I went around with holes in my shoes.
I never thought Oprah was a racist, but I see now that she is.

Patty
Patty
6 months ago

Funny, it didn’t feel like white privilege when the black CEO of my former employer, who was also on one of Obama’s councils, laid us all off. She was on an export council, she exported all OUR jobs overseas.

William J. Levy
William J. Levy
6 months ago

yes thank god, thank god, thank god for whiteness. You ever see someone paint their house Black?
Thank God, Thank God.

Mena
Mena
6 months ago

Oprah Winfrey finally is showing that she is a Racist.

Mena
Mena
6 months ago

Oprah must wish that she was white because she likes to wear wigs and not show her natural hair.