As the saying goes: everything comes out in the wash. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey once admitted she wanted to be white, which explains a lot.
Oprah, 65, made headlines last week when she interviewed Michael Jackson’s two accusers Wade Robson and James Safechuck in her special called “After Neverland”. Both men appeared in the controversial HBO documentary Leaving Neverland, in which they claimed Jackson molested them as youngsters.
Jackson died of respiratory and cardiac arrest following a propofol overdose in 2009 at age 50.
Oprah’s interview with Robson and Safechuck was empathetic and supportive. She even denounced Jackson who was acquitted of similar accusations after a 14-week molestation trial in 2005.
Following the interview, Oprah was dragged unmercifully on social media. She was called every name but a child of God. She even received death threats from a few Jackson fanatics.
Now an old Oprah interview has resurfaced in the Internet graveyard where nothing stays buried forever.
In the old Barbara Walters interview, that originally aired in 1988, Oprah explained that she once wished she was white.
“As a little girl, I wanted to be… [white]. Um, yeah, I did. I was growing up in Mississippi, and it’s the kind of thing that I hesitate to say, because when you say it, all the Black groups call you and say, ‘How dare you say it?’ But yes, I did.”
Many believe this explains why Oprah is often hypercritical of Black celebrities, while leaving Caucasian celebrities unscathed – even though they’ve committed the same or worse atrocities.
When Oprah rocketed to fame as the host of her own morning talk show in the 1980s, Black people attacked her for showing favoritism to her white guests, while being standoffish from Black guests.
At the time, Oprah said the criticism from the Black community hurt her.
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