British singer and songwriter, Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel, popularly known as Seal has slammed Oprah Winfrey following her Golden Globes speech. The singer claimed that Oprah knew about rumours surrounding producer, Harvey Weinstein but did nothing.
The former talk show host gave an exception speech and was applauded as her speech focused on the predicament of sexually abused women and the ‘MeToo’ movement but the singer accused her of being an example of ‘sanctimonious Hollywood’.
Seal took to his Instagram on Wednesdy and shared a shot of Oprah with the disgraced producer at two events with a meme that read: ‘When you have been part of the problem for decades… but suddenly they all think you are the solution.’
The singer added to the meme that Oprah knew about the various sexual misconduct allegations against Weinstein, writing “You’d heard the rumours but you had no idea he was actually serially assaulting young starry-eyed actresses who in turn had no idea what they were getting into. My bad.” He ended with the hash-tag “#SanctimoniousHollywood”
Oprah’s speech at the Golden Globes has been likened to a campaign speech which has roused speculations of her running for president in 2020.
Seal, who was previously married to model Heidi Klum, had been on Oprah’s talk show. He was surprised by the then host who reunited him with a long lost sister in 2007.
Seals accusation has angered many and he has received backlash for his post with some questioning if Seal himself knew about the allegations against Weinstein.
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