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Oprah Lords Over White Folk, Talks Poop on XM

9/25/2006 2:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

If it wasn't already totally evident that Oprah Winfrey can talk about anything for any length of time, her debut today on her own XM Radio channel just confirmed it. The talk-show queen gabbed with her best pal Gayle King (who called her, inexplicably, "Mommy") on what is nominally King's show on "Oprah & Friends," the satellite channel that launched today.
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Among many, many other things, Oprah talked about her humble beginnings in Mississippi, and particularly about how her mother's highest aspiration for her was that she might end up cleaning white people's houses, because "they give away nice clothes." And then Oprah pointed out that now that she's Oprah, she has "all these white people" working for her, and that in fact there's only one black person on the staff. Way to turn the tables, girl.

Finally -- and this was just in the first fifteen minutes -- Oprah moved onto her most recent favorite topic, excrement. O assured Gayle that the reason she doesn't have children wasn't that she can't deal with poo, or "pooty," as the pair called it. For this -- and whatever follows -- is what XM is paying Oprah $55 million over the next three years.

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Jeff    

For bmb165 -- Give me a freakin' break! Oprah's mother's spirit was reduced by others???? What a bunch of balloon juice! America was founded on rugged individualism. If her spirit was crushed/reduced by others it was her own fault because she allowed it to happen. This is typical lib hogwash. Always blame someone else. This is a classic example of the bilge Oprah has pumped out over the airwaves for years. Did it ever occur to you that maybe, just maybe, Oprah's mother lacked drive and ambition in and of herself? NO, it has to be someone else's fault! PUKE!

2895 days ago
137.

Kissmirass    

God is coming for his World, soon and very soon. When was the last time Oprah's show solve a problem? At least, jail bird Martha let the two left handed loser make believe that she can spin flour into sioux pastry. How does chatting bedtime shit with Gail help one's personal development? For that matter, who cares? Where are such tips on becoming rich in worldly possession. ...in O magazine. Go figure!! Oprah uses religion to cover up her greed. Enough with the spirituality crap and solve problems. Stop exploiting our vulnerbilities!!!

2895 days ago
138.

Rob    

Well all I know is if Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey ever got married her name would be Oprah Chopra...

Also I always wonder why her audience is so full of White women... maybe it's because Oprah looks so White...

2895 days ago
139.

Annie    

Oprah's mother lacked drive and ambition in and of herself? NO, it has to be someone else's fault! PUKE!

I agree Jeff, double PUKE ..

2895 days ago
140.

DJ    

All you people take three paragraphs of a snide biased article and are thrown into a frenzy of negativity, dicounting all the good she does in this world - that she is under no obligation to do so.

People are so ready to jump on each others throats by blindly following the propaganda sites like this lay out for you. Use your brains and your hearts.

Shame on Americans hating Americans. Good luck. with that.

2895 days ago
141.

Al    

Jesus. Many of these comments are absurdly racist or otherwise overtly bigoted. You people need to calm down, step away from the computer and go experience a little real-world life.

Who really cares about Oprah? I believe she does discuss some topics that housewives might otherwise never contemplate, and that's a good thing. But she's just an entertainer. Please stop expending so much negative energy over her.

Yes, a LOT of African Americans, including Oprah, do have a chip on their shoulder when it comes to race matters. And that's ok. Have all of you forgotten that the hard-won battle for legal equality was still being waged in this country less than 50 YEARS AGO? Maybe African Americans see racism in places where there is none, but for a long, long time racism was the accepted way of life in America. It's going to take some time for black culture to forgive and forget 250+ years of being treated as sub-human.

Let's all pretend to be adults. White culture: accept that there's a double standard for racism. Even if you have never done anything racist, there's a history of it in the US. Black culture: try to understand that the vast majority of European-descended Americans are not racist. You shouldn't forget your history, but you should try to forgive and work towards forging a new society where people of all colors exist in the present as equals.

2895 days ago
142.

George    

Ok, let me get this straight...If a white person only has 1 black person on their staff, they are discriminating and obviously racist. BUT if Oprah only has one black person on her staff then it's empowerment??? I think it's really because Oprah is obviously a closet racist. How sad.

2895 days ago
143.

Steve    

Oprah has clearly shown her racist, bigotted views for years but the white soccer mom's she brainwashes every day are too ignorant to realize it. Wasn't it the Academy awards a year or two ago where she stood up and started pumping her fist in the air with her black panther power salute? Now she spews more venomous racist nonsense about how she's got white people working for here. It's always the race card. What a pathetic, sad little creature.

How sad that a woman that’s been handed everything she has by “white” America still takes every chance she has to bite the hand that feeds and try to take credit for it herself. Her admonition that her entire staff is white just shows why she’s been somewhat successful, Caucasians are running her show.

Maybe white America will finally wake up to her brainwashing the way they’re starting to with illegal immigration and call a spade a spade.

2895 days ago
144.

Ralph Cramden    

What do you call a Black person with an I.Q. over 100? A genius! Oprah seems to be the typical Black woman, with a bastard child in her past.

2895 days ago
145.

john frazier    

i can't believe that oprah would receive this kind of dough...as p.t. barnum said there is a sucker born every minute

2895 days ago
146.

sanders    

She won't get a dime of my money.................she's just as racist as the next person.......It's natural to feel like the racial group you belong to is superior to other groups. So when someone tells me they're not racist I immediately tune them out becuase they aren't telling the truth. God didn't make us perfect. She sorrounds herself with people who premote this victim mentality.........Dr. Phil is a prime example............such a weak minded girly boy.

2895 days ago
147.

Cheap Tricks    

If I had turned on my radio and heard this I would cancel my subscription to XM immiediately.

Good thing I have a subscription for Sirius radio where I can hear prostitutes, crack whores and drunken midgets and Howard Stern.

Personally I don't care what Oprah says because i'm not a fan of hers but i'm sure alot of white people who watch her tv show will be shocked when they hear this.

Howard Stern rules ba ba booey to you all.

2895 days ago
148.

Whatthehellevah    

Amen #25, you're the only one that got it, and they black people are sensitive. Geeez. They just don't get it!!!

2895 days ago
149.

boB    

Does no one see that the more we point out the differences (i.e. Black comics talking about whites) and treat the accomplishments OR detriments of someone by pointing out their race, that this just creates MORE distance and friction? When you are at a party and want to introduce someone, you point out their similarities. "Joe, this is Denise. She likes going to Water Parks too." You never say, "Joe,this is Denise. Even though she's black, she likes Water Parks too." It's time to start realizing the dream of MLK Jr, and start treating people the same. Make like a computer! Good for a black? Good for a white! Good for a Jew? Good for a Christian! Good for a man? Good for a woman! The sooner we do this, the sooner we can move on from this silliness that has it's roots in people who just want to turn a buck on you!

2895 days ago
150.

Doug    

Sure there's a double standard. Blacks can say and do anything they want in jest of white's, but white's can't make fun of blacks without being racist.

The movie "White Men Can't Jump". No one said "boo" about that title. BUT, if a movie came out called "Black Men Can't Ski", there'd be a boycott and a hoopla like you'd never have seen and the Rrreevvvvvverannnnnnd ahJJJJeeeeseeee ahJJJJackson would be leading a strike force against it.

What gives???

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