I came across a masterpost about Oprah’s long vendetta against Michael Jackson so I thought I’d share some of it here as a thread for those who aren’t aware of the way she’s poorly treated him for decades.
— Lucy (@kjngofpops) March 1, 2019
On the 10th February 1993, Michael had his first interview on TV after a 14 year hiatus. The interview special with Oprah bought in 90 million viewers, becoming the most watched in history, and even won the TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials.
The allegations came not long after this interview. Oprah saw what she achieved with the Michael Jackson special and has taken it upon herself to degrade him in any which way since. There are also times when she praised him, when it fit her story she’d say what she wanted.
The day after “Living With Michael Jackson” aired in 2003, Oprah changed her schedule to talk about MJ. She said “this show is not going to be about Michael Jackson but did you all see the documentary yesterday?” Of course, she and her audience talked about MJ the entire show
Cut to 2005. As Randy Jackson has stated, during jury deliberations, she had a show about pedophilia which apparently slowed down the deliberation process as one of the jurors was a big Oprah fan.She also chastised MJ when Jon Stewart was on her show talking about him “dancing” on top of the SUV. Stewart called him an idiot while she said that she heard–not confirmed–that Jackson compared himself to Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela which she thought that was wrong.She didn’t state where she heard it, yet she was talking about the Jesse Jackson interview that she obviously didn’t bother to listening to otherwise she would have known that wasn’t what he was doing.She’s also said “I don’t do tributes to people who abuse children!” which she still proclaims he did to this day, but just after his passing, she said she regretted not trying to be his friend instead of judging him according to rumour.She even went on to re-air her 1993 interview just weeks after his burial, not forgetting to remind the audience multiple times that “this was before the allegations!” as if to remind them that she’d have never spent time with him before. Changing her opinion as and when it fits.Despite the truth of the allegations being revealed since then, she was content letting her viewers think he was a criminal. She narrated the show mostly focusing on herself (her feelings, her hair) instead of celebrating his life, career & the interview that gave so much successWhen asked about the memorial, Oprah said she didn’t want to go because her and MJ weren’t friends. In the same sentence she says “we’ll never know the truth” [about the allegations]. This was 2009. The truth was out there, Michael was vindicated not long before, she ignored itNot only did Oprah do the special with the grieving family, she did a special with his ex wife who was still coming to terms with his passing. There were 2 molestation cases discussed in the same week as the LMP show which made it pretty obvious where she stands in judging MJ.And she also did not forget to ask still grieving Lisa about the allegations! That is inexcusable.Now in 2019, while celebrating her birthday in DAVID GEFFEN’s yacht, with David himself and her buddy Gayle King, she ate cake and watched Leaving Neverland. A “documentary” built on lies of two perjurers, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who claim Michael abused them.Not only that, she invited said perjurers, the director and real abuse victims to a 7 hour showing where they watched the documentary and questioned Wade Robson, James Safechuck and Dan Reed after.This is yet to air, but reports are saying she finds them credible. Oprah herself is sexual abuse survivor who is enabling these liars, but has nothing to say about her friends Harvey Weinstein (80 accusers) & her friend David Geffen, who erases every claim before it can surface.Wouldn't THAT be the "transcendental moment" to discuss the abuse of black girls and how it's often overlooked by the mainstream media?— ithl123 (@ithl123) March 1, 2019
Now, let me address Oprah assembling an audience full of sexual abuse survivors and making them watch and participate over 7 hours focused on child sexual molestation
— Melanie321 (@Mellie4Justice) March 1, 2019
In her zeal, to demonize Michael Jackson, Oprah used an audience of survivors , as her personal pawns. And I maintain she could care less about their continued psychological health— Melanie321 (@Mellie4Justice) March 1, 2019
As someone with a major platform, the fact that there is SO MUCH easily disproven w these allegations should have made Oprah stay away from this. It’s journalism 101 to do proper research - ESPECIALLY when ur dealing with such severe allegations. She clearly didn’t even Google.— Patrice McDowell stan account (@cherrilizabiff) March 1, 2019
Oprah Winfrey------NEVER sent out condolences when Winnie Mandela died— Malcolm Shabazz (@malcolmshabazz6) March 20, 2019
But she found the time to interview those two white guys that's slandering Michael Jackson
A brother that was found NOT GUILTY in a court of law