9.22.2006

Oprah, Schmoprah

I'm just going to say it, I don't really like Oprah Winfrey all that much. Am I the only person that feels this way?

Sure she's done good things for underprivledged children in America and in Africa, but she's not the only person who has.

I find her artificial and shallow. She tries to portray herself as this down-to-earth rich woman and it never quite rings true. I refuse to buy books that have been stamped with the Oprah Winfrey seal of approval...not that I think the book is not worth it, but because I don't feel the need to pander to the whims of a rich woman.

People get all excited about being on her show and I shudder at the thought. People would give a first born to be on the coveted "Favorite Things" show and bring home all that fancy, non-essential crap. Me, I'd rather have someone hand the money spent on that show to a charity for needy families or better yet to a school that doesn't have the resources it needs to properly educate our children. Imagine what they could do with the millions those products cost.

I think the capper for me was the recent "Gail and Oprah See America" episode I caught part of. I watched about five minutes and it made me sick. Crashing peoples weddings? That's just tacky. And they just smile and fawn over her like she didnt' just bust in on the biggest day of their lives and take over the spotligt. I would have asked her, polietly of course, to leave.

I think that Oprah Winfrey,or her television empire at the very least, represnt some of the worst characteristics of America today.

All right, I'm done whining now. Really...I feel much better

5 comments:

knightjorge said...

Yeah, k, so I'm lame. I would totally go on her "Favorite Things" show if I had the opportunity.

I don't watch her show though, anymore, just like I don't watch any shows on TV. But if I did watch afternoon television I probably would end up watching her show sometimes.

You hate me now don't you?

viciousrumours said...

I don't hate you. You and about oh...most of the population of this country adores the woman. I just happen to be one of those Scrooge like fun killers that doesn't *laughs*

Now if you said you like Barney, that we'd have to discuss.

knightjorge said...

I don't adore her, but I don't hater her. I'd only want to go that show for the free stuff she hands out. :)

I remember that when I worked nights a few years ago, like maybe 9 or 10, I used to watch Barney during the day for lack of anything better to watch. I don't know what drugs I was on but I'm glad that I got over that real quick. Scary.

The Liz Army said...

I can't say that I love Oprah, but I am mildly amused by the topics on the show. Where I live, they show a re-run of Oprah at 9:00 p.m., and since I don't have cable, it is one of the few things entertaining on at that hour.

Lord Aerthos Pendragon said...

Well put, my dear. I can't say that I don't agree with just about everything you said.