Internationally renowned musician Seal junked Oprah Winfrey on social media just days after her widely praised lecture at the Golden Globe Awards on sexual wrongdoing in Hollywood, calling her a “part of the problem for decades.”
In a fiery Instagram post Wednesday, Seal republished a pair of photos of Winfrey with shamed movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, including one in which she appears to be kissing the producer’s cheek. Overlayed on the photos, in all-caps, is the text: “When you have been part of the problem for decades, but abruptly they all think you are the solution.”
Seal added a sarcastic note to the right of the photographs that suggested Winfrey knew Weinstein was mistreating women.
“Oh I forgot, that’s right…..you’d learn the rumours but you had no suggestion he was actually serially assaulting young stary-eyed actresses who in turn “havent had” idea what they were get into. My bad, ” Seal wrote.
He added the hashtag “ #SanctimoniousHollywood” to the post.
On Tuesday, comedian and “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane also spoke out against Winfrey, cautioning that luminary strength does not alone qualify a candidate for the presidency.
“Oprah is beyond doubt a magnificent orator, ” MacFarlane wrote. “But the idea of a reality depict sun running against a talk present host is troublingly dystopian. We don’t want to create a world where dedicated public service careers become undesirable and impractical in the face of raw celebrity.”