The internet went insane for Oprah’s Golden Globe speech about #metoo

The internet went insane for Oprah’s Golden Globe speech about #metoo
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Oprah Winfrey was honored at the Golden Globes with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.”

Her acceptance speech focused on the “women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue.”

She told the story of Recy Taylor, an African American woman who was gang-raped by six white men in Alabama in 1944. The men were never prosecuted.

Taylor lived her life in what Oprah called a culture “brutally broken by men.”

But, she said to a standing ovation, “Their time is up.”

Twitter went wild for the speech.

The memes have already started to be made.

There was also some 2020 presidential run speculation.

Of course, that was only from part of Twitter. Conservatives have been furiously posting pictures of Oprah with Harvey Weinstein (because Oprah didn’t arrest, prosecute, and sentence him the moment she met him, she’s part of the problem!) and laughing at how awful it would be for a TV star with no political experience to run for the White House.


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