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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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106.

Tex    

I'm an old white guy from GA but I like what # 20 Michelle said.

Hey she does stuff !

Nothing wrong with liking pudding or the stick thats dipped in it... doing your own thing. Stupid not to do what floats your boat.

Good for O and F U.

Tex

2847 days ago
107.

richard large    

she's just a hater all around. she's always been fat and ugly which has gave her the same type of personality.

she is smart and got some taste in one way. she won't have rappers on because they ARE NOT musicians. many are on work release from felony convictions.

let's also not forget. she is the podunk county, mississippi , watermelon eating champion 31 years running!

2847 days ago
108.

michael ramson    

Oprah may not be "racist", but she is very PRO-black. Which is disappointing. I would have hoped that she would have risen above it all. I have noticed in the past when an "african-american" wins an award (like the Oscars) and she is in the audience, and the camera catches her reaction, she raises her clenched fist as if saying "yes another victory for us blacks" ( I am not white by the way). Also, she has funded that prestegious all-girl school in Africa (again a nobel thing, but very pro-black), I know that she is black... but of all people, I would have hoped that Oprah could rise above race. If she can't why are we so hard on the "rednecks"?

2847 days ago
109.

Jason M Bundrage    

Money is not only an aphrodisiac it blinds people. I must admit that at times Oprah grand stands and pontificates about everything, but every now and then she brings to light a lot of important issues. In truth, I think many Americans whether black or white ramble endlessly over the race issue. Americans need to grow up and stop acting like cry babies. Every bloody thing is such a major issue. From their weight issues to their issues with their significant others, nothing remains a secret. The world is sick and tired of being told what is right or wrong. Whether Oprah does it or those other talk show hosts do it, America needs to give us all a break. We are sick and tired of America exposing its dirty laundry to the world. Who cares! Americans are basically spoiled brats and that includes whites, blacks and all other racial groups

2847 days ago
110.

Zip    

This is a sick joke...Black people need jobs too. I find it interesting that while Oprah could be helping to mentor blacks and other minorities as members of her staff...in addition to whites...she instead is proud that there is only one black person on her staff. What a damn warped sense of logic. Oprah should be ashamed of herself. This woman is nothing but a closeted self hating black woman!!! Her staff and crew show reflect the per capita racially diverse make up off America...as should other shows, films...businesses and organizations. Oprah has selfishly achieved her dreams, while forgetting to help make Martin Luther King's dream come true for all!!! God is watching you Oprah, I suggest you get you act together. That plane incident you had that almost depressurized your private plane was a serious wake-up call for you from God...Are you even listening???

2847 days ago
111.

Marla    

I "did" like Oprah......

2847 days ago
112.

Fejus    

I'm sorry, but Oprah is racist and quite possibly a Lesbian--not that there is anything wrong with that. The fact that she gloats about having whites work for her is ridiculous, if a white person did this they would be an outkast.

2847 days ago
113.

Zip    

Amended Version With Spelling Correction: Her staff should reflect the per capita racially diverse make up of America...


This is a sick joke...Black people need jobs too. I find it interesting that while
Oprah could be helping to mentor blacks and other minorities as members of her staff...in addition to whites...she instead is proud that there is only one black person on her staff. What a damn warped sense of logic. Oprah should be ashamed of herself. This woman is nothing but a closeted self hating black woman!!! Her staff and crew should reflect the per capita racially diverse make up of America...as should other shows, films...businesses and organizations. Oprah has selfishly achieved her dreams, while forgetting to help make Martin Luther King's dream come true for all!!!

2847 days ago
114.

tom murphy    

Just goes to show...money doesn't buy class. No matter how much money she makes she will always have NO CLASS. You can take the girl out of the ghetto but you can't take the ghetto out of the girl. It amazes me why people buy into her pompous attitiude.

2847 days ago
115.

james    

She is ugly and is a real smug, neauvo riche horse's butt. I never watch her. Who would? The real "O" is out.

2847 days ago
116.

Robert    

Geez, just what we need.. Another fat lesbian babbling incessantly.

2847 days ago
117.

Not Fooled by PC Foolishness    

Oprah is a major media mogul with complex, highly-important tasks to be accomplished, excellently and on-time, day after day all throughout her media empire. Of COURSE the people to handle these difficult, sensitive tasks are whites. If she didn't hire the best, how long do you think she would keep her media empire together? I'm surprised she's found even one black who can operate at this level. They exist of course, but they're rare. Oprah, she being quite clever, herself, but not particularly smart, probably doesn't even realize the irony of the situation...I'm sure she intended her comments to show that (since she's the boss) blacks can do everything whites can (in general) and perhaps better. If they could, however, she'd employ them!

2847 days ago
118.

Tom Burriss    

Imagine if Oprah were white, and the tables were turned. How does this version sound? (Among many, many other things, Oprah talked about her humble beginnings in New York, and particularly about how her mother's highest aspiration for her was that she might end up cleaning black people's houses, because "they give away nice clothes." And then Oprah pointed out that now that she's Oprah, she has "all these black people" working for her, and that in fact there's only one white person on the staff. Way to turn the tables, girl.) I assume it won't be long before Oprah is working for black people. Who would have known that it would take all these years for us to find this out about her? I'll give her one thing. She sure did a good job hiding it all those years.

2847 days ago
119.

Annie    

"O" for over the top on this one. Those remarks are about as racist as one can be. I don't think her grandmother would had wanted to been pulled into those public remarks. This is what happens when some people become rich, they do not understand the basics of their meaning to life and they decide to flaunt their wealth. I stopped watching her years ago when I could see she wasn't truthful and sincere. Her money and riches are tainted. She laughs because she knows she can use her race, her power = free pass card. Her friend laughs all the way to the bank. Sad, they are.

2847 days ago
120.

D Smith    

After reading the racist, envious and just plain mean comments on this board I can understand why Oprah talks about racism. What a bunch of bigoted losers y'all are.

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