I know one of the unspoken rules in Black America is that we do not talk about Mother Oprah, but hunty these days I find my self taking major exception with the things that she is doing. First off, for years on end Oprah has catered to middle aged white women and excluded the pop culture and hip hop communities from the grace of her Oprahness. Then as soon as she launched The Own Network and it began to tank she Immidiately turned to the pop culture and hip hop communities to rescue her network. When she had The Kardashians on one fo her interview show, I knew then she had sold her self out. What really had me through with Oprah is when she did an hour long interview with 50 cent. Really bish? Let us not remember that years ago when the cast of Crash appeared on The Oprah show did not want Ludacris there at all. Her reasoning was because he uses the N word and has misogynistic lyrics. Uhhhhhhm bish have you ever listened to a 50 cent album??? It gets no more hood than a 50 album.
We move on from all of that to Oprah’s pairing up with Tyler Perry. I take major exception with this duo solely because Tyler Perry’s main support base is the black church community that quite frankly follows his sub par productions blindly. My issue once again rest in the fact that Oprah has never catered to this demographic before, why start now? That market was not good enough for her when she was on top at ABC, but now that she is trying to keep her network afloat, all of a sudden she see’s the light. Chile bye!
Lastly, and this point might be a little lighter and funnier than the others, Oprah is a liar. Oprah knows good and got damn well she is not as skinny as she has been photoshopped to look on the cover of this Magazine. Oprah is giving me Naomi Campbell pony tail realness, and I am loving every minute of it, but it is going to take more than a nice skirt and a fancy top to fool The Doll. Oprah’s image has become synonymous with weight loss struggles. For Mother O to always preach to the masses about living in their truth and being alright with who they are, this image sure as hell is sending a totally different message. Every other week we see Oprah on some entertainment news show and her titties be bout to spill out her blouse like Aretha Franklin or somebody. Give me a break Oprah! Keep it real.
My last and final thought is, “if you are going to try and be a role model for women, then be that. But don’t sit on television for years on end and act as if you’ve been delivered from the beauty pressures pushed downward on women, then succumb to them on your very OWN magazine cover.
Correct me when I’m wrong and acknowledge me when i’m right…
I’m sure you guys remember last year when pictures of Oprah and Terrance Howard surfaced of them in character on a movie set? I’m sure you guys may also remember the subsequent interview where Terrence Howard shared how he enjoyed touching on Oprah’s tig-ole-bitties. Well, all of that was for this new Lee Daniels film called ‘The Butler’. The movie is based on the true story of Eugene Allen (played by Forest Whitaker) who served under 8 presidents from 1952-1986. The Film was shot on location in New Orleans and also starts Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey, Jesse Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr, Jane Fonda, and some other well know actors. Continue reading
Earlier last week, pictures hit the net of Oprah Winfrey once again dressed like Miss Sofia, the roll she made iconic in the 1985 movie The Color Purple. Well if you are wondering why, it was for a commercial that her and Tyler Perry were doing together. The dynamic duo have teamed up to create some original programming for Oprah’s network OWN. The commercial is very cute to say the least. Check it out. Continue reading
Complete Devastation To The Nation
Chile, I know we are truly in our last days when men are going in over Oprah “Miss Sophia” Winfrey. Recently, in a promo interview for the upcoming movie Dead Man Down, Terrance Howard spoke on just how much he loved Oprah’s “tig ole bitties’. His words, not mine.
“To be able to make out with Oprah. To have love scenes with those tig ol’ bitties, I mean, she’s such a lovely, voluptuous woman. To be able to — she’s very, very, very beautiful. *bites lip* That was wonderful. That was wonderful.”
Ewww chile, I wonder how Gayle feels about all of this.
Check out the 20 sec video clip
Being that it is Black History month I found it prudent that in the midst of the shade, foolery, and other entertainment foolishness that I carved out a little time to educate my captive audience. I’ve decided to team up with @Anti_Intellect of the Anti Intellect Blog to bring to you guys a few nuggets of Black History. ~ Funky Dineva
Fans of Toni Morrison will remember her 1987 novel Beloved. The novel was also turned into a movie in 1998 starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover. While many know the book and the movie, few people know of the actual woman who inspired the book.
When it comes to Blacks who lived during the 19th century, we often only hear about Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. While I think these two figures are immensely important to our collective Black memory, I also think that Margaret Garner, the woman whose life inspired Toni Morrison to write Beloved, is immensely important to our memory.
Margaret Garner became the face of the abolitionist movement when, in 1856, she killed her two year old daughter rather than allow her to return to a life of slavery. She, her husband, and her kids had escaped the brutal life of her slave owner. A life where she was repeatedly raped and beat. They were eventually caught, however. And it was then that she made the fateful decision. Continue reading
Yes GAWD Hunty! I don’t care what y’all say about Oprah, She is alright with me. Oprah, Miss Winfrey if you’re NOSTY graces the cover of this month’s Haper’s Bazaar magazine which hits news stands Oct 23rd. The billionaire media mogul opens up about her guilty pleasures, her favorite ways to pamper herself, and what a day in the life of a network owner and media mogul is like. Catch these T’s. Continue reading