It’s not really that often you see anyone coming for the Big O but Rose McGowan wants all the smoke. The actress mentioned Oprah’s friendship with Harvey Weinstein and accused the mogul of “abandoning & destroying Russell Simmon’s victims.”
One of the most celebrated media journalists has come under fire over a 2003 interview. It was nearly 20 years ago that Oprah Winfrey interviewed Dolly Parton, and recently, a snippet from their chat went viral. In the clip, Oprah asks Parton about her cosmetic surgery and the exchange rubbed a few of the country star’s fans the wrong way.
Some accused Winfrey of trying her best to embarrass the singer while others thought that people were reading too much into it. Actress Rose McGowan used the opportunity to call Winfrey to the floor with a tweet of her own.
McGowan has been a vocal supporter of the MeToo movement and back in 2018, she detailed an alleged incident with disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein where she claims he raped her. McGowan took to Twitter on the heels of Winfrey’s current Parton controversy to share a photo of the OWN mogul kissing Weinstein on the cheek.
“I am glad more are seeing the ugly truth of @Oprah,” the actress wrong alongside the picture. “I wish she were real, but she isn’t. From being pals with Weinstein to abandoning & destroying Russell Simmon’s victims, she is about supporting a sick power structure for personal gain, she is as fake as they come. #lizard.”
Winfrey is known to have a dedicated fanbase that spans generations and they came in to swiftly defend the star. However, McGowan’s supporters also backed her comments. Check out the tweet along with a few reactions below.
I am glad more are seeing the ugly truth of @Oprah. I wish she were real, but she isn’t. From being pals with Weinstein to abandoning & destroying Russell Simmon’s victims, she is about supporting a sick power structure for personal gain, she is as fake as they come. #lizard pic.twitter.com/RCuXNpWCU0
— Rose 🌊McGowan (@rosemcgowan) August 29, 2021
I’m not necessarily knocking Oprah for this. Her appeal has hinged partly on an expedient obscuring of who she is—the way she appears to be on the correct side of issues, despite rarely revealing any actual personal values. Which is her prerogative. But like…did McGowan lie? No. https://t.co/cSYRFjWTtT
— You Started It! Podcast (@YouStartedItPod) September 1, 2021
Rose McGowan is projecting. She is so angry at herself for taking the money and staying quiet she attacks people with zero evidence. Oprah won’t sue her for defamation but she definitely should.
— LilyB🇨🇦 (@lilybabbott) September 1, 2021
You wanna tweet photos of famous influential rich ppl kissing Harvey Weinstein…go ahead, there were hundreds of ppl in @oprah’s position of wealth & influence that were enchanted by him same as her. TWEET them all!! Not just @Oprah the list is long Rose include them all
— TheGrittyPrettyHeart (@MsGrittyPretty) September 1, 2021
Wow, this you? Things aren’t always as they seem. Even when we are harmed doesn’t mean we have to lash out at others or try to tarnish their reputations! pic.twitter.com/JkqBxdecuj
— Gwennie Johns (@Diet_Regimen) August 31, 2021
This you? 🤨 pic.twitter.com/AXNOt8qSUK
— 𝕁𝕦𝕤𝕥𝕚𝕔𝕖 𝕗𝕠𝕣 ᴹ♚ᴶ (@helenarious) August 31, 2021