Oprah Winfrey Rumors Spark Controversy
Daytime diva, Oprah Winfrey, is getting some unpleasant attention with her latest contest. It seems that she recently launched a competition to find her newest reality show star for her new network, OWN, and a lot of people are speculating that she may have rigged the votes. But why would Oprah do such a thing? According to the rumors, it was a “racial” thing and the “real” winner was set to be a disabled white man and the contestant she “claims” won was an african american woman.
Zack Anner, the contestant who Oprah is accused of slighting due to his cerebral palsy, has been quick to defend Winfrey, telling ABC News “This is Oprah-she helps people for a living…To think people are saying she’s rigged the voting against me doesn’t compute for me. It’s not what I believe.”
Thursday ABC News confirmed that OWN has began it’s own investigation after several websites pointed out an unusual voting surge in favor of Phyllis Tucker-Wicks, Anner’s closest competition and the named winner.
This isn’t the first time that Oprah has been accused of being racist. Back in 1998, she was criticized for her comments towards Texas cattle ranchers, which resulted in a lawsuit in which Winfrey prevailed.
So what do you think? Is Oprah a racist? Or is all this just speculation?? You decide, celebstalkers! We promise: no vote rigging!!