Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Please, Make It Stop: Part 17

Oprah has decided she has more insight to share.

"I wanted to disappear," Oprah Winfrey said on her show today, explaining her 40-pound weigh gain, which has led to her tip the scale at 200. "All the money and all the fame and all of the attention and the glamorous life and the success doesn't mean one thing if you can't control your own being. It doesn't mean anything if you can't fit into your clothes. I am mad at myself. I am embarrassed. I can't believe I'm still talking about weight!"

Neither can I.

Listen, O. There are a lot of folks who struggle to fit into their own clothes who still lead lives filled with happiness. They aren't angry, or embarrassed. They don't live in despair. They are confident, and they don't buy into your belief that success "doesn't mean anything if you can't fit into your clothes."

Oprah's advice to those who see life like O?

"I'm on my To Do list. You gotta put yourself on the list."

Like I said, Oprah's got some insight.

7 comments:

Bionicbigfoot said...

As a person of color I greatly respect Oprahs strength and what she has given not just to the black community, but the world as a whole. I hope your readers understand the important role she plays in so many peoples lives.

Bionicbigfoot said...

..plus that nude scene she did in the color purple.. SNAP!

The Film Geek said...

Bigfoot, you know Oprah's popularity--and my opinion that she sucks--has nothing to do with race.

Her work in Beloved was outstanding too, huh?

Bionicbigfoot said...

Thanks for clarifying that homey. You've always struck me as being more 'broadminded' than some of the other dregs you find on the internet. It's amazing the people they let use computers at the library these days..
I've never seen beloved, but if you want to check out one of Oprahs late 80s romantic comedies watch 'Angel Heart'. Sister got it goin' ON!

simple jackie said...

This reminds me, I need to put some pie and gravy on my "to-do for breakfast" list. Forilla.

And I'm LMAO @ BB's comments. Six days in and he already owns "Comment of the Year." That's some skillz right there :D

Spike Nesmith said...

It boggles my mind that someone with her income would struggle with *anything*. If it's such a big deal and such a struggle, get a personal trainer and a chef, FFS. It's not like she can't afford it.

I think the whole "wah, i'm fat" routine is entirely fabricated in order to get viewers and publicity. How many times has she done this now? Three? Four?

Spike Nesmith said...

Or, here's a better idea! If struggling to fit into clothes is so depressing, buy bigger clothes.

Daft clown.