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Oprah Catches Heat For Promoting TV Show After Zimmerman Verdict

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Oprah Winfrey4Media mogul Oprah Winfrey came under fire for promoting her TV show shortly after the Zimmerman verdict was announced.

On Saturday night, Oprah was tweeting promotions for her new show while many of her followers were expressing rage over the Zimmerman verdict. That prompted Oprah to tweet back apologizing, saying that she was “in another part of the world” and “didn’t know there was a verdict.”

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We hear you Oprah, but if you have access to Twitter, then you have access to news– no television required. But given her hectic schedule, one can assume that keeping up with news across time zones becomes a headache.

Prior to George Zimmerman’s arrest, Oprah expressed her thoughts about him being allowed to walk free.

“It is a tragedy and it is a shame that we’re sitting here 33 days later and there hasn’t been an arrest, or questioning of what actually happened. It’s a tragedy and it is a shame and we all know it,” said Winfrey during an interview with Extra‘s AJ Calloway.

“I saw some people on Twitter saying nothing has changed, the same thing’s going on. Lots has changed and you know why? Because black people, white people, brown people, yellow people all over this country and all over the world are saying the same thing… it’s a tragedy and it’s a shame and justice needs to be served,” concluded Winfrey.

During that interview, she also expressed an interest in interviewing George Zimmerman. Wonder if that interview will happen now that Zimmerman’s a free man?

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21 Comment

  1. Oprahs opportunistic self will interview the entire Zimmerman family plus the corpse of the family dog that died 20 years ago. what she needs to do, is interview the cousin who claims george molested her. how about the ex wife who claims he abused her? how about the brother who is currently on a smear campaign talking about trayvon was procuring guns, drinking lean and growing marijuana? she interviewed the HOUSTONS 5 minutes after Whitney died, so tomorrow, she will be in Zimmermans cave. hopefully he won't find her "suspicious" http://moodsofisayaah.blogspot.com/2013/07/acquitted-in-florida-limp-penis-of.html.

  2. As a Mother, auntie, grand auntie to young boys, young teens, and men. I would hope she does not, insult mothers by interviewing a murderer! I don't give a crap if he is guilty or not in the state of Florida. We know the truth will prevail, everything in the dark comes to light!

  3. I hope she finds out why in the world of camera phones the only pics they have of him are like 3 years old.

  4. I say let her do it and ream his behind ta the wall…. Bring outthe true intentions…..

  5. Get off her back, send the rage where it bongs!

  6. Belongs*

  7. Why does she need to lie..??? Some people STILL don't know. And some don't care because they don't follow the news. We can't be mad at them….Promote on Oprah. Every celebity have not spoke out…… lets just worry about whay we can do to.make a change…not create another problem that didn't exist.

  8. Fuck Oprah I can't stand that fat bitch she is also a black man hater.

  9. Hey Micheal Haley, why should updated pictures matter??!! Some white folks are clueless so allow me to enlighten the! Some African American don’t often have updated pictures of their children and why should that even matter??!!! This boy could of been every part of 6 foot 9 and it still didn’t deserve to stalked and killed! Michael, your slip is showing! That slip happens to be FEAR! Its a disease I see to often. We American are wrapped in this vicious cycle…fear and consumption. Why do you think all of those white folk ran out to buy weapons when the President me mentioned gun control, which by the way has nothing to do with this case, nice try Prez Obama but it doesnt fit…while that huge pink elephant named racism remains in the room. people go crazy when the topic of gun control comes up, classic case of FEAR…outweighing faith! George Zimmerman’s persute of TM was purely motivated by race as proven by the 911 calls. It saddens me that people are so filled with fear and hate that their logic is no where in site. These horrible attributes block common sense and prevents the real issues from being addressed!

  10. That's true. I didn't know there was a verdict until the day after.

  11. leslye i didnt tell i want american lady,so never think wrong about me

  12. What does a picture have to do with george zimmerman being a murderer? He killed that young man and you know it! You too must be prejudice and have hate in your heart for people of color. Why don't you search your heart and pray and ask God to rid you of that hatred. How can you even speak of something so dumb when an innocent child has been murdered by a adult. What the hell is wrong with you???? Do you have a soul or are you just like george zimmerman…without a soul?

  13. Oprah should not interview george zimmerman or any of his family and friends. We don't want or need to hear that crap any more! Oprah, do not put that murderer on tv…we don't want to hear it! Think about it if it was your son…would you want to see him or his family on tv bragging about his killing and murdering of an innocent young black child? Oprah…don't do it please!!!!!!

  14. I Cleary don't listen to Oprah, haven't for years, people such as her with that type of money, basically do or say what they want. Seems to me, the interview should be with TM family, & then if she feels it woukd get her closer to a truer image of GZ, I say go for it, but I'm sure she has a whole different perspective as to ehy to interview a killer, it's her money, her show, as I stated I quit listening, watching, talking about anything that concerned her, just my personal opinion, she quit walking, communicating with the black long ago, I believe she has lost insight on what's it like to be black in America, she lives in a world of green & white, I'm sure some of you know what that means. The way to get me interested in her, she must first come back to black, but that will only occur when hell freezes over. I will not be subjected to "Oprah" world. I believe in just for all, my opinion once again, she believes in what I call, justice for the favor . She is who she is for a reason, I'll guarantee it's not because she has black supporters, the world she's created for herself had no room for slackers, the needy, especially blacks, she made that very clear, yes she has helped the people in Africa, because they appreciate her for what she does, but here in the u.s., she says are unappreciative, which is true to a certain degree, but other than that, shut it down, she's not interested in the ones treated unjustly, but only those who caused the unjust, money talks, bs walks

  15. Puleeeeeeeeeeeze! Nobody wants to hear what Zimmerman has to say, he did not TESTIFY so I don't want to hear him LIE on the Oprah Show! If anything Oprah needs to BOYCOTT Florida Justice System! Furthermore, Oprah had no response for Paula Deen's racial remark and to add insult why is she NOT interviewing Trayvon's parents! The only reason GZ is interviewing with Oprah is because she is paying him big bucks! If she paid $2million for the LUSH LINDSAY LOHAN, you know she is going to pay TOP DOLLAR for GZ! I rarely watch her network, but if she interviews GZ, I'm boycotting her as well!

  16. What Oprah is displaying is how much Black people LOVE our OPPRESORS and HATE our RACE! I'm done!

  17. Joan J. Gordon That is profound Joan. That is very true. WOW very very true. She's been friends with Paula Deen for many years so that's why she didn't comment. I don't think that just because a White person has Black friend, excludes them from being racist. I mean who wouldn't be friends with a Billionaire? Racist or not. lol To me Paula befriended Oprah for business reasons. But anyway, Oprah is desperate for her channel to succeed and I think she figures we've already heard from Trayvon's parents on several occasions, so she's pushing the envelope by interviewing butterball. And we all know, the ratings will be through the roof. I think its a punk ass move on George's part to not take the stand yet roll himself onto OWN.

  18. PEOPLE NEED TO STOP RAGGING ON OPRAH!! WHAT SHE DOES IS HER DAMNED BUSINESS. IF SHE WAS NOT A BILLIONAIRE NO ONE WOULD CARE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER WHAT SHE THINKS. AND HER MONEY IS MONEY SHE EARNED BY HARD WORK, SHE SHOULD BE GIVEN CREDIT FOR IT. I DOUBT SHE HAS TIME TO SIT ON THE TV OR RADIO. SHE IS NOT THE ISSUE….AND NOT EVERYONE KNEW THE MINUTE ZIMMERMAN WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY!! I DO NOT THINK AN INTERVIEW WITH THIS PIECE OF WASTED FLESH WILL GO EASY ON HIM, I HAVE SEEN HER PUT PEOPLE IN THEIR PLACE….LEAVE OPRAH ALONE! #justsayin’

  19. I “lost touch” with OPRAH when she went to Georgia when
    they told her not to bring any of her black people down
    there. . .I felt she should have either stayed home or
    taken buses loaded with black people. . .after all. . .she’s still
    black. . .I guess. . .I know that’s a long time ago. . .but
    that is how long it’s been since I watched Oprah do much
    of anything. Yeah, she’s got plenty of money. . .but she
    caters mostly to whites. . .Prior to that I watched her faithfully. . .recorded it, if I was not home so that I could watch later. . .as for the Zimmerman trial
    I believe the whole thing was “fixed”, “rigged”. . .the jury instructions . . .the prosecution. . .how could intelligent lawyers do such a lousy job. Kinda blows you away to know that blacks
    are still experiencing the same kind of injustice. . .

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  21. I Don't see the issue I mean Really

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