Source: Rolling out.com
Oprah Winfrey may be the nation’s favorite humanitarian, but she’s not without her detractors and critics. The billionaire mogul has endured public beefs with the likes of 50 Cent, whom she recently made peace with. But Sunday, July 29, Winfrey found herself involved in another controversy when an angry Twitter critic challenged her about her charitable efforts in the “hood.”
Around 10:00 p.m. , a Twitter user by the name of @awalkdatalk blasted Winfrey’s humanitarian efforts and questioned her on when she would lend a helping to the “hood.”
“@Oprah when are u going 2 give back 2 the ghettos in america?,” he tweeted.
Though Winfrey typically avoids any controversy, she, surprisingly, gave a quick response and challenged the users critique.
“@awalkdatalk when are u? I’ve put 500 African American men thru college . And u sir?,” Winfrey replied.
Still not satisfied with Winfrey’s answer, @walkdatalk then criticized her for using the term African American and for her high-profile association with one of hip-hop’s biggest stars.
@Oprah but its millions of us n everybody isnt classified as african americans. Notice I said ghettos,” said the user, adding, “@Oprah @Oprah_World just cuz Jay-z came on ur show doesnt mean u helping the hood.”
Another irate user then joined in on the exchange and slammed Winfrey for her response.
“500 MEN! What about women WINFREY!! “@Oprah: @awalkdatalk when are u? I’ve put 500 African American men thru college . And u sir?” tweeted @BeCoolOnMeTHO_.
Refusing to take the bait and engage in a heated Twitter battle, Winfrey shrugged off her critics’ remarks and nonchalantly rattled off some loose and impressive figures about her humanitarian achievements, both in the “hood” and abroad in Africa.
“@BeCoolOnMeTHO_ @awalkdatalk lost count of the women. Have a girls school, the numbers keep growing,” replied Winfrey.
Well, Winfrey may not have said much, but clearly her successes and numbers speak for her. And like her critics’ twitter name, she’s not only talking the talk, she’s walking the walk, the walk of a drama-free humanitarian.