When someone gave Oprah Winfrey some attitude on Instagram, she had the best response.
Oprah shared a clip of her talking to Reese Witherspoon about Reese’s alleged sexual assault from a director at the age of 16.After Oprah shared the clip someone commented: “I don’t like you.”
The sassy host was quick to reply with: “… then why are u here on this feed? Life is too short to follow and engage with people u don’t like. Peace Out.”
The banter between the two, now deleted, continued.
The user replied: “I made you famous Oprah. Oprah can you just tell all of your fans I’m not accepting request at this time…I’ve got hundreds of them.”
This clip was part of a larger CBS segment featuring Grey’s Anatomy producer Shonda Rhimes, and actors America Ferrara and Natalie Portman.
Oprah has recently been cast into the spotlight even more so than usual after her moving speech calling for race and gender equality and an end to “a culture broken by brutally powerful men”.
Here, she took the time to express her support for the #metoo and #timesup movement against sexual assault and harassment.
“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men,” the veteran TV host and actress said.
There have also been talks of Oprah running against President Donald Trump at the next US election.
In many people’s eyes, she is one of the best role models and is a self-made success.
Apart from that, she has earned her stripes with the American public by already having had experience in leading powerful changes.
Early in her career, Oprah made a point of speaking out about issues like verbal, physical and sexual abuse.
She also used her high profile to inspire victims to speak out and pursued legislation to aid in preventing abuse and protecting victims, including The National Child Protection Act in 1993, signed by President Bill Clinton.