Seal Implicates Oprah As 'Part of The Problem for Decades'

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Image via Getty.

Keeping in mind that low-res photos posted on the internet out of context with ALL CAPS meme overlays are generally unreliable sources of news or information, WOAH these photos don’t look good. After Oprah’s Golden Globes “Time’s Up” speech rallied an informal #Oprah2020 caucus on Twitter, Seal posted images of Oprah appearing to deliver up a young woman to Harvey Weinstein.


He then posted a follow-up video simply to say that justice is better than inspo.

Image via Twitter.
Image via Twitter.

Maybe when every surface on your property is up for advertising, time - space = designer trash receptacles–which is probably how Louis Vuitton-branded rollout dumpsters materialized on Kim Kardashian’s feed this week. But every once in a blue moon, Kim Kardashian steers juuuust slightly off-brand with what could be a flash of self-awareness or just an anomaly (see hammer and sickle hoodie; awareness of natural disasters). Is that what this is????

More alternate side parking rules for famous accused abusers: Ashley Judd, who was one of the first women to publicly come out against Harvey Weinstein, has praised James Franco for simultaneously denying five allegations of harassment and assault and congratulating the bravery of the women made them. In an interview with Stephen Sackur on BBC’s HARDtalk, Judd calls his response “terrific”:

I think that what James said is terrific. And I think that we’ve all behaved, at a certain level, unconsciously, and done things that were insensitive, inappropriate, without necessarily understanding that they were. I mean, we’ve all operated with a certain amount of tone deafness, and I like the culpability, and we have to have restorative justice. This is about men and women being all together and having a more equitable and just workplace, home life, social spaces.


To recap, when asked about the allegations by Stephen Colbert earlier this week, Franco waffled:

The things that I heard that were on Twitter are not accurate, but I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice because they didn’t have a voice for so long. So I don’t want to shut them down in any way. It’s, I think, a good thing, and I support it.


“If I’ve done something wrong, I’ll fix it,” he added. Anyway, he said he hadn’t gotten around to reading the accusations yet.

  • Liam Neeson says there’s a “bit of a witch hunt” going on. He cites Garrison Keillor, who was fired over yet unpublicized allegations over “inappropriate behavior” at A Prairie Home Companion as a victim. He’s “on the fence” about Dustin Hoffman. [Page Six]
  • Mary J. Blige gets her Hollywood star! Better way to start the year after endless grisly divorce news. [Billboard]
  • Unfollowed Tomi Lahren and then watched Cardi B do this, which is soothing. [Twitter]
  • A photo of Venus Williams’s new boyfriend, a “wealthy financier” who is considered by a source to be “very handsome.” [New York Daily News]

Staff reporter, Gizmodo. wkimball @ gizmodo



I don’t really l care about Seal or his thoughts, but I don’t want Oprah to run for president.

I’m tired of the trend of career politicians but celebrities already get to live a life of reward—do we really need to keep allowing them to think they can govern? How about we pay attention to the real heroes in our society: the teachers, the doctors, the civil servants, the economists, the software and technical engineers, the diplomats, the scientists, who are much more informed about healthcare, education, foreign affairs, and economics than a politician or celebrity ever will be. Let Oprah keep being Oprah—she’s awesome at it. Let the next president be a person who knows their shit because their life’s work was this shit that nobody currently leading this country actually understands.