Days after the media mogul’s powerful speech at the Golden Globes exclaimed “time is up” for men in strength who silence maids, Seal produced a fiery berth on Instagram Wednesday that included two photographs of Winfrey with the dishonored producer Harvey Weinstein, whose alleged serial sex crimes precipitated the #MeToo progressand a cascade of the allegations of misuse, harassment and onslaught against powerful men.
Superimposed on the photos in Seal’s post are the words: “When you have been part of the problem for decades but suddenly they all think you are the solution.”
His caption alleges Winfrey knew about Weinstein’s sex impropriety. “Oh I forgot, that’s right…..you’d heard the rumours but you had no intuition he was actually serially aggression young[ sic] stary-eyed actresses who in turn had no idea what they were getting into. My bad.”
The post ends with the hashtag # SanctimoniousHollywood.
A Winfrey rep didn’t immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.
Winfrey’s rousing Golden Globes speech on Sunday assured young girl that a “new day is on the horizon” when no one will be a martyr of sexual abuse, and pointed to Hollywood’s Time’s Up initiative combatting workplace unprofessional behavior. The inciting address prompted supposition she might run for president in 2020.
Others are skeptical of another notoriety passing for the conference of presidents.
“Oprah is beyond doubt a glorious orator, ” “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane tweeted on Tuesday. “But the idea of a reality register virtuoso running against a talk reveal multitude is troublingly dystopian. We don’t want to create a world where dedicated community service jobs grow undesirable and impractical in the face of raw celebrity.”