30 October 2007

Oprah and I Need to have a chat...

I feel bad for Oprah... I think she is putting too much of the guilt on herself...

I realize that being abused as a child herself this must be devastating news for Oprah... but Oprah is apologizing for all the wrong reasons...

www.people.com writes:

She only wanted to give underprivileged African girls a chance at a better life. But a tearful Oprah Winfrey begged for forgiveness Sunday from students' parents at her all-girls academy, currently reeling from allegations of abuse.

"I've disappointed you. I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry," the talk-show queen told families in an emergency meeting at the South African school in Henley-on-Klip, south of Johannesburg, the South African news site News24.com reported.

Oprah had canceled all appointments and flew to South Africa twice in the past few weeks after allegations of abuse.

Winfrey, who has spoken openly about being abused as a child, gave the girls her personal telephone number, her e-mail address and her mailing address so that they could contact her around the clock, according to local media.

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy opened in January to provide quality education to underprivileged girls.

Surrounded by high-profile guests including Nelson Mandela, Oprah described the day the $46 million school opened as "the proudest, greatest day of my life and a dream come true."


Oprah is not guilty of abuse:

She didn't abuse those children...

She didn't hire the staff who abused those children...

Oprah is guilty of giving too much:

46 Million is too large a price to pay for a South African school...

Extreme amounts of money given to people who have never had money almost always leads to corruption... which led parents of privileged children to make bribes to get their children into the school... which led to a economic class divide... which led to the lower class being abused and mistreated... did anyone see this coming?

Blame the greedy staff for the abuse...

Blame the greedy upper class South African parents who robbed underprivileged girls of spots in Oprah's school so their over-privileged girls could go...

Don't blame Oprah for the abuse...

Oprah should apologize for being too generous...

Oprah should apologizing for opening one school for 46 million instead of opening 20 schools for 2.3 million each...

Oprah should apologize for making the same mistakes as others... giving too much to the wrong people...

Oprah should apologize for caring about the girls but not caring about the overseers and operates of the school who abused her generous gift...

So to Oprah... I'm sorry you have to be the illustration of everything I've been saying...

If you want to care for orphans... care for and train the staff since they are the one's who are with them everyday...

If you want to give money... know who is handling or mis-handling it... and give them some accountability...

If you want to change Africa... listen to the people who are there... because I think Oprah is the only person who wanted to spend 46 million on one school...

2 comments:

Teenietinyt said...

She might bite you for this...but it is ABSOLUTELY TRUE

Flo Oakes said...

I'm not going to say anything bad about Oprah, because someday...somehow...I'm going to invent something and when she gives it away on her show, every housewife in America will buy it, and I will be rich!