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tired of Oprah

I know I’m going to get a lot of hate mail for this, but it must be said.  I am so tired of Oprah.  Isn’t everyone Oprahed-out yet? She’s on TV, satellite radio, movies, magazines, books…the list goes on and on. Everywhere you turn, there she is. Today, I heard she will be getting her own TV network called OWN.  Perfect; just what we need. 

My biggest problem with Oprah is that she gives advice on topics in which she has no experience or authority.  She frequently preaches about marriage and relationships, but has never been married. In fact, she’s been in and out of a relationship with an alleged unfaithful womanizer for years.  She often lectures about parenting and “America’s youth”, yet she has no children of her own.  No relevant experience. She gives advice on weight loss but has struggled with her own weight for years.   

On her show, she pretends to be level-headed and down to earth.  Ha – she is an imposter! This is a woman who takes her private jet from Chicago to California to get her eyebrows waxed. A woman who has fried chicken flown in from Seattle to Chicago.  A woman with a solid gold toilet.  A woman who hosts a “Legends Ball” and mandates that guests wear black or white, while she shows up in red.  She has lost touch with reality and can’t relate to the average person.   

The worst part is that Oprah has started a cult. Her fans follow her blindly. If she says she likes Spanx, stores immediately sell out. When she recommends a book, it becomes a bestseller.  She starts having Dr. Phil on her show, and now that idiot is famous. I honestly believe that if she announced she started snorting pancake mix, her fans would quickly follow and pancake mix would become impossible to find.  

I’m not belittling her success; she has worked hard and has done well for herself.  Do I respect her as a business woman? Yes. Am I impressed that she has built an empire out of nothing? Yes. Do I admire her ranking as one of the richest women in the world? Yes.  Am I tired of hearing about her? YES.

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