Oprah Winfrey has always been a fairly humble human being about her insurmountable status as an American billionaire icon (the status of OWN be damned).
However, as she promotes her new film The Butler, she is making it known, in case people have forgotten, that she is an American billionaire icon and she has no time for your bull or your feelings.
On Entertainment Tonight, Oprah spoke about race relations in America, particularly how Paula Deen, who she interviewed last year, was concerned. As you recall, Deen saw her empire crumble upon her admittance to using the N-word regularly.
Oprah said this about the N-word:
“Nobody in their right mind is going to call me the N-word. You know, you see those fools on Twitter sometime say ridiculous things. But nobody in their right mind is going to do that to my face, because true racism is being able to have power over somebody else. So that doesn’t happen to me that way.”
Basically, Oprah has no time for your ignorance or racism, because she could buy all of us three times over and still have enough left over to build another school in Africa to aid young girls.
Of course, I doubt Oprah means it the way I’m interpreting it (although I would give her my paycheck to say “fuck your feelings” to somebody), but it is nice to see someone who truly worked her way from nothing to become a global institution claim the hell out of it (so eff you, Rae Dawn Chong).