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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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61.

Janice Johnson    

I do not watch Oprah. I for years I have said that she is racist. I could see on the few shows that I did watch that she treated a lot of the whites different than the blacks. As far as her helping the hurricane victims in New Orleans and giving (30,000.000) millin dollars for the school in Africa, that is fine. BUT I did not hear her give any money to the victims in Texas where they lost 90% of their area, . I did not hear her give any money to the people of Port Charlotte in Florida. I did not hear her give even any mention of these people. It is fine that she gives BUT how about the children, white and black, that are hungry or have been abused here in the USA. Why does she not give to her own PEOPLE here in the USA. Why does it always have to be to the blacks from her..Talk about race....We are supposed to be America but seems like Oprah is still dividing the country after so many years of trying to get equal. Also, I feel bad for all those people black and white who do clean houses for a living. I feel like she just degraded ALL of them..It is an honest living. I also believe she is fake and I for one do not like her....

2918 days ago
62.

Monroe    

The difference between Oprah and other people with her money is that she gives it away to people of all races. Steve Speilburg is RICH beyond belief and most if not all of his donations only go towards Jewish/Isralie causes. Same with Rubert Murdoch)

Oprah has done more to put white talentless, arrogrant people in the spotlight than she's done for her own kind.

Drum roll and roll call for all the talentless white people she's supported: Dr. Phil, Rachel Ray, Nate Berkuss. Not to mention all the products she's plugged for geuss who - white people. 98% of the authors she promoted for her book club were WHITE! When Oprah had the car giveaway, you could count on one hand minus 3 fingers how many black peole were in that audience that day! She devoted yet another show and about the Holocaust - Elie Weisel. When is she going to devote a show and discuss slavery - The American Holocaust? The problem with Oprah is she can't do enough for white, black, or brown people. She could give away everything she owned and you'd still be a looser in a trailerpark doing nothing.

2918 days ago
63.

Damian    

The fact that she pointed out that she has mostly whites working for her, makes her statement racist. I understand she was comparing her reality to how her grandmother wanted her life to be, but she should have said instead of working for some nice white folks, she has many many people, black, white, Asian..etc working for HER. But by pointing out she employees mostly white people makes her look like it's her way at getting back at white people for all those years of slavery.

2918 days ago
64.

Stormy    

Thanks for giving white people jobs! But black people need those jobs too.

2918 days ago
65.

JUJUBEANS    

OK, one more time, she has black people AND white people on her staff. Listen to the audio, she was making a joke.

2918 days ago
66.

Rhianna    

#27: you couldn't have said it better. break it down for them. #28 how can you say what her grand mother should of said about working with white folks when at that time she was living in the south where there were heavily desegregated? we're talking about the 1950's for God sake! and im sure her grandmother wanted her to work with some nice white people when there was so much hatred down there and still is today. im sure her grandmother heard all the time by a white person....n***** do this, n***** clean that and she probably worked with some nice white ones too. i think what her grandmother wanted was for her to be able to work with some nice white people b/c some of them are snakes, just like any other color.

2918 days ago
67.

None of your business    

It's 2006 Oprah get over the "White and Black" issues. I am white and think we are all created equally. Always have, always will. I am also teaching my children to believe the same thing. I think her comments were wrong and she will probably say they were taken out of content as celebrities always do.

2918 days ago
68.

SICK IGNORANCE    

boy oh boy oh boy, dumb haters!!! Please just listen to the audio and read your history books on slavery. When I was young my mother would clean white people's home for a living also. And she would serve at their fancy affairs. And she would bring home the left overs and say how much these people had there and bring things back that these (rich white people didn't want) home for us to have. Those were the old days when blacks worked for the white man. TODAY there are some white folks working for blacks like Oprah. My brother has a company and most are whites working for him. And for the blacks that say why don't they have more blacks working for them. Sometimes it just doesn't happen that way, or no blacks (in my brothers case) just don't live in the area. But if you know anything about Oprah more than you just read. On her show she has alot of blacks in Harpo productions. Just don't go by what you THINK you heard on the audio. Yes, I think sometimes Oprah is full of herself, damn I would be to if I came from where she came and where she is now. But you can't find to many BILLIONARIES that are out there helping people like she does. Give a sister a break. She is not perfect but she is a good person. And it wasn't a racial comment that she made at all. She was talking about what her grandmother told her to do. But her grandmother would be so PROUD of her today to know where she is now. And every black person and expectally every black women should be so proud of her to. We don't have to wear white people clothes now. And we don't have to clean white peoples houses now. (But there some that still do). Young blacks and white people just don't understand. But don't judge or hate. We don't have MANY black women to be proud but we are getting there. As her being gay. Wrong, she and Gail are just good friends. See you can't find GOOD friends like that now of days. Years ago you had friends that you had since kindergarden. And you still have them. Not now. They want to label you as gay. That's really sad.

2918 days ago
69.

Rhianna    

if you want to get technical about the situation why does oprah have to do every damn thing? she can only give so much. new orleans was hit the worst and it just so happened that, that was a city that was mainly black populated and it didnt seem like no one was willing to help. not even our government. ask george bush why our country is so f***ed up? what the hell has he done? and as far as i know she helps EVERYBODY. whenever she do help people out im not one of those people that are counting to see how many blacks is she giving money too! there's only one person inparticular that is dividing this country and that's your boy george bush!

2918 days ago
70.

Cindy    

The irony here is...Oprah makes it sound so terrible that her grandmother worked for "white people". Like the "white people" took advantage of her somehow because she was black. Yet by employing all "white people", SHE isn't doing anything for the black people, they need jods too!

I am a white woman and if I employed all white people, I would be in trouble with the law because I have to have a certain # of black employees. Why doesn't she?

2918 days ago
71.

Bina    

No surprise. It was coming sooner or later. I Saw an Oprah episode last year sometime and Eva Longoria was her guest. They both gloated about the fact they both have white gardeners. “How time’s have changed” Subtle, but powerful remarks for her white viewers. It was nice while the harmony lasted.

2918 days ago
72.

poor britney    

I find it so funny that people are saying read this book, and think back to 19 frickin 50 I didn't know that for a radio show we would need text books dating back 200 frickin years ago LET IT GO. The clear problem is that some people are not able to admit she was dead wrong she made a racist comment. FOR EXAMPLE- Why is it that when Mel Gibson made his comment there was not a line of Jewish people standing up for him he was wrong, he admitted it, and so did several other Jewish people including some that are very very rich and powerful. You can put a twist on anything it still doesn't make it right. She might do good things she might say good things- TODAY SHE DIDN"T admit it, move on, and let it go.

2918 days ago
73.

SICK IGNORANCE    

#32 no of your business, You are totaly wrong. It is nice to think everyone is created equal. Yes, in God's eyes. But not in America. Sad but it is true. She didn't mean any harm in what she said. She is going on what the south was like. But I'm from the North and it was like that for me. We were raised in the 50's when there was people that didn't like us because of our color. Please teach your children that everyone is created the same. PLEASE

2918 days ago
74.

Cindy    

OK, so lets just say that Oprah didn't mean for it to sound the way it sounded, we have all done that a time or 2. But...if it had been a white person that made that comment about employing only blacks, it would be on the national news (mel gibson). Even if they didn't mean it the way it sounded.

2918 days ago
75.

Monroe    

And what about all the other black millionaires. Why must Oprah be the only black billionaire giving away her money. What about our black atheletes? What have and are they doing for the hurricaine Katrina victims. Why must peole expect Oprah to do every damn thing.

White folks are just hypocritikkkal. This woman has put too many talentless white folks on the air. I want her to find a black Rachel Ray, a asian Nick Berkus, or a midget Dr. PHil. Sh*t - equal access for all. But all the white people would still complain. Just whiney as all hell. Oprah a racist? Puhleaze. You didn't think that when she gave millions to your white charities. You didn't think that when she plugged your stupid books. You didn't think that when your worthless products got pushed on her show - which made you white people - more rich. Oprah gives white people what they want - more useless, talentless, arrogant, white people.

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