After billionaire Oprah Winfrey and multi-millionaire ‘The Rock’ began asking the public for donations to fire victims in Maui, the online backlash was so bad the former talk show host took to mainstream news outlets to address “hate.”
While many Americans are suffering financially from soaring inflation, housing costs, and rising gas prices, Winfrey, who appeared to be out of touch with normal Americans, said the vitriol reflected the “sad state” of the country.
People also did not trust Oprah’s claim that she and The Rock were kicking it off with a ten-million-dollar donation.
She went on CBS Mornings to explain she had no idea why people reacted in this way.
“I was so excited about it, and then I got up the next morning, and I saw all of this vitriol, and I was, like, ‘Whoa, what happened here?'” Winfrey said in an interview with CBS Mornings.
“It made me sad that we are at this state in our country.”
Oprah Winfrey said she faced “an onslaught of being terrorized and vilified online” after asking the public to donate money to help victims of the Maui fire.
“All the online, you know, being — attacks, lies, conspiracy theories, really took the focus off of what was the most important thing, and that was the people of Maui,” Winfrey insisted, according to Breitbart News.
This is proof that Oprah lives in a totally different world than the average American.
Maybe Oprah should have quietly helped her many struggling neighbors without making it into a social media virtue signalling event.