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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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796.

V    

LOL, the whites are upset today. Oprah's getting too uppity....

"Look. In no way am I racist, i love African Americans."

You forgot to add that one of your friends is black.

Book suggestion: Black Like Me

2851 days ago
797.

pauline    

oprah is very racist do you see how she help white people, do you remember the
lady that was on her show that was burned by her husband, as soon as this woman got out of the hospital Oprah had her on the show. This woman was
at a church asking for donations, said Oprah only paid for hotel accomodations and air fare, I couldn't believe,it what happen to the Angel Network.

2851 days ago
798.

iamnotstarjones    

Oprah Winfrey doesn't determine actual policy governing defense, social security, employment, the family leave act, divorce laws, child pornographers, the supreme court and etc.

She's just Oprah. Someone who could probably head up a consortium to buy tmz.com with all that extra xm radio dough.

Or better yet, buy up all the people who criticize her in the world and put them in cages on her new place called OprahLand.

If she wanted to but she doesn't. She just wants to have her media empire and maybe a little cake (sometimes).

Oprah ain't hurting nobody. She's just rich and free to do anything she wants!

2849 days ago
799.

Michele    

I remember meeting Oprah once when she started and the show was AM Chicago and though a lot has changed for her (and the rest of the world too) we get to see how someone evolves when power and money come into play. I find the best part of the shows is when the true experts ring in and not necessarily her. I still find she has a way of getting at the ugly truth that no one wants to tell but without the Barbara Walter tears thing. Occasionally I wonder if it is a race thing and the whole idea of being questioned by a black woman rather than a woman of another race that rubs some the wrong way. Either way, good...bad...ugly...and definitely human...she still reaches a demographic that no other day time show seems to hit. I think Ellen is much funnier but hey that's her thing. One thing we should probably keep in mind is Oprah's description of herself on a show a while back. She says she's not friendly...kinda puts her in a perspective and that maybe she sees her role as not friend to the viewers but a very involved journalist. I'd love to see what old Stedman would have to say if he was ever dumped by her...I think she's evolved from what the viewers are comfortable seeing to who she wants to be seen as...maybe this is the real Oprah.

2849 days ago
800.

Rick(no i'm not white)    

Oh big fu#kin whoop, take a look at the right of your screen a@@h*les, how many white people do you see. Right my point exactly. What's so bad in her comment, one duma@@ said there’s no one race that has been persecuted", its this kind of denial and forget about the past talk that has the country the state it is today. The frank and justified ignorance of most WHITE people(many powerful others just plain stupid), can't really find a better word. Everyone here who says OMG that was a racist remark, you people think that everyone in show business should be tokens plain and simple, you would feel better. So what that everyone works for her is white, so fu#kin what. Yea i guess where making progress right or wait let me put it better, ALLOWED PROGRESS. We have one black female in the past few hundred years that’s like a multi millionaire. Ignorance to other cultures will only get you so far, she was stating her upbringing, you know what that is right, being around other different races, having actual racism played out against you. NO!! you don't know what it is, wow go figure. She was saying as how funny it is that just a few years ago she would have been treated like MILLIONS of other black people before her and her new found position today. But most of you would argue that if a white person said that it would have been racist.
I FU#KING WONDER WHY THAT IS?...

2848 days ago
801.

mj    

Oprah is the biggest bigot around. She always has an attitude. I cannot see why she is so popular.

2846 days ago
802.

cliff    

PEEPUULL! You need to have a 'lightbulb" moment. The XM comment could be analyzed as either racist or self-hating. It is neither. It's Oprah on the radio, marketing a project that she does not intend to headline. She was there to prop up her infinitely funnier, more interesting and down-to-earth friend Gayle King. The whole road trip series was a marketing tie-in to Gayle's XM show. Please, like Oprah knew the words to the Glenn Campbell song they belted out entering Wichita. Hasn't anyone noticed the horrible (i have no idea what i'm mouthing) lip-synch she does when her guests perform songs? Oprah isn't meant for radio, and between incisive remarks she says stupid sh*t all the time. But on TV, with a roll of the neck and appropriately delivered facial expression, she summons a characterization of black women that is comic, amusing and non-threatening. Had she been on camera when she made that comment, all the upper middle-class black and white women in her live audience and all the other fans sitting on their couches would have had a good belly-laugh and said "girll, I know that's right" and none of us would be talking about it now.

2845 days ago
803.

Kandy    

Opera...What your doing with your money is great. But, that's not going to get you into Heaven.
We all were put on this earth for one reason and one reason alone.....to spread the word of Jesus Christ.
We're all suppose to love one anouther no matter what color. When your face to face with God, and He ask you how many people did you bring to Christ... what will you say? Open the Bible Oprah and Read!!!

2844 days ago
804.

James    

Screw Oprah! She's one of the most hated black people in Hollywood. She's a freakin' fake and doesn't deserve a dime of the money she's got.
She's one of the biggest racists this planet has ever known! Hey Oprah!....shut up already!....we're sick of you!!!!

2844 days ago
805.

Allred Tree    

HEAR, HEAR ! FYI, review "Oprah Talks Poop on XM" board under Most Commented On. This is another reason she didn't get an invite. You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. And don't believe all her hard luck stories about her upbringing for two seconds. I'm sure these are highly exaggerated. She has become successful due to luck and affirmative action. Her day in the sun should be over in this country ASAP!

2844 days ago
806.

J    

she is one dum as- she justs wants to be white hello your black move on All the money in the world can not turn you white!!! she needs to go after her family MEMBER who RAPED her he was black. She is so proud to tell the story but buys her family members prizes sooo cute. Come on people she loves and gives to any who help her make more money. She is the lowest feed the people who pay your bills black white orange green we need to say stop Stop using us all and get real!! SHOW YOUR TRUE COLORS most no

2843 days ago
807.

Skeeter    

Her biggest problem is all that money she has can't buy her the one thing she totally craves. Fat O would sell her black soul to be a White girl with blue eyes and soft hair. As far as all you black folks in here making your racist comments. The White people's reaction to big O is a "white" thing so you will never understand which makes your comments unnecessary.

2843 days ago
808.

Allred Tree    

And Ditto #790. Don't buy anything Oprah; can't stand her phonyness and that hideous "little girl voice" she uses at time and can't stand the way she reads. She has gotten way too full of herself just like Star Jones and is just icky!

2843 days ago
809.

Sparkle    

Oprah has not made racists comments yall love to say that such haters. She simply was stating how it is strange that she has a prodominently caucasion staff to be honest, she is really saying a good thing. Think about how well her shows go and who she credits. Ignorance prevails once again. If anything I should be offended she doesnt have more black people but I am not. She has a good staff who just so happens to be mostly white. She doesn't play the race card it is what it is. he country will always have a race issue so deal with it. Acknowledge it and move on and grow it's there we know it. White people you are the only race that was not tortured and used for over 100 years please stop just stop and get over we are still hurt because you are still trying it but we aint buying it.

2843 days ago
810.

Sparkle    

You know what else is amazing you self righteous assholes. First of all she has given more then any of us make combined in one year or more. Second she helps out all races. Hell she just help build homes for Katrina victims (what did yall do-ie red cross, govt individuals) She built a school for girls in Africa ( what have yall down-all you black folk who want to say she isnt for us). You know what I am a black woman and sometimes black folk get on my nerves yall continously give reason for white people to think we are ignorant by not supporting the positive things we do for one another. Yes she pays her tithes ( ms kandace-you spread the word and allow God to take car eof her) is it your business NO. She gives all the time and yet people seem to worry about her saying she has white people working for her. Well guess what I work for a white man that has 90% of the black people working for him your point it happens you want a job at her stuios she has one position open. Her staff has been there since the beginning for the most part when was the las time you have been at a job for more than 5 years .oh yeah she has said that on TV she makes no qualms about who she is and where she came from.

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