Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey, born in 1954, is nicknamed the Queen of all media, is considered among the most powerful women in the world and has been ranked as the richest African-American person of the 21st century. Her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which aired from 1986 to 2011, was the highest-rated program of its kind in US television history, interviewing over 37,000 people and winning 18 Emmy Awards, as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Since 2008 it has owned an on-demand television network, the Oprah Winfrey Network, in partnership with Discovery Inc., distributed in numerous countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Russia, and owns a share of the multinational WW International, also investing in publishing, founding The Oprah Magazine, the publishing brand An Oprah Book, as well as having co-written ten autobiographical books. Thanks to her successes and investments, she has an estimated wealth of 2.7 billion dollars in 2020.

In 2018, during the speech following the awarding of the Golden Globe for lifetime achievement, Winfrey supported the women who brought to light the Harvey Weinstein case, accused of having raped and raped numerous actresses and Hollywood entertainment personalities, stating: "what I know What is certain is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I am especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and powerful enough to speak out and share their personal stories."

Despite Winfrey's position, numerous personalities from the world of entertainment and music have criticized her. Following Winfrey's claims, British singer-songwriter Seal said: "When you've been part of the problem for decades, but suddenly everyone thinks you're the solution."

Actress Mo'Nique recounts Winfrey's dialogue from 2017 in a CBS interview, saying, "Oprah did an interview on the CBS Morning Show and was asked about Harvey Weinstein by Norah O'Donnell. Oprah said who always tries to look at the rainbow in the clouds, also criticizing Winfrey for the apparent double standard of judgment in the way she responded to the sexual assault allegations against Michael Jackson and Russell Simmons. Rapper 50 Cent expressed his disappointment against Winfrey for neglecting white men over people of African American descent in the assault scandals against women and girls.