Seal Takes Back Criticism Of Winfrey After Posting Meme Slamming Her For ‘Ignoring’ Harvey Weinstein Rumors
Seal has walked back criticism of Oprah Winfrey he made in an Instagram meme that went viral.
The original post appeared to slam the media mogul for being a hypocrite following her powerful Golden Globes speech Sunday night that focused on the plight of sexually abused women and the ‘MeToo’ movement.
But in a video clip he shared to Instagram and Facebook Thursday, he claimed that he wasn’t targeting Oprah specifically, but the industry in general.
‘Let me start by saying that I have an enormous amount of respect for everything that Oprah has achieved and contributed in her life,’ Seal said
‘What I reposted was not an attack on Oprah at all. She just happened to be the person photographed with the pig in the picture,’
The singer then insisted: ‘What I reposted was commentary on the hypocritical and double standard nature and behavior of Hollywood.’