Seal Apologizes to Oprah Winfrey, Slams Fox and Stacey Dash After Chrissy Tiegen Diss
UPDATE (01/12/18 10.30 a.m. ET)
After Seal posted a strongly-worded social media message seemingly slamming the talk show host as "sanctimonious" and accusing her of knowing about Harvey Weinstein, Chrissy jumped to her defense.
Commenting on the post, the model said, "Hmmmm, let's just say we've all heard things about each other, haven't we?"
Something definitely rattled the singer because, as a response to this, and to all the negative press about his post, he recorded an impassioned video in which he slammed everything from Hollywood abusers, to Fox news, to Stacey Dash.
He also sets the record straight on how he feels about Oprah.
He said, "I have an enormous amount of respect for everything Oprah has achieved and contributed in her life.
"What I reposted was not an attack on Oprah at all, she just happened to be pictured with the pig in the picture.
"No, what I reposted was commentary on the hypocritical and double standard nature and behavior of Hollywood, so Fox news back off."
The epic video can be seen in full, above.
He also went on to attack actress Stacey Dash — who tweeted about the post — saying, "Stacey Dash, keep my name out of your mouth.
"Do not retweet [or] re-quote anything I said in order to reinforce your self-hating agenda."
Ouch, he does make a good point though. https://t.co/y40NrrdbJaStacey Dash (@REALStaceyDash) January 11, 2018
Reiterating that he was not attacking Oprah, he ended the video by saying, "Again, this was not an attack against Oprah.
"This was an observation on the toxic nature of Hollywood and I believe that a conscious people are a progressive people."
Read on for the controversial meme that started the whole debate!
ORIGINAL (01/11/18 5.12 p.m. ET)
We didn't think it was possible, but it seems Oprah Winfrey actually has an enemy.
Singer Seal slammed the beloved talk show host this week, accusing her of knowing about the allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
Not only that, but he branded her celebrated Golden Globes speech as "santimonious."
We don't know why Heidi Klum's ex has taken it upon himself to blast the 63-year-old, but he made the allegations in a strongly-worded social media post, in which he took aim at the TV icon and her friendship with the disgraced filmmaker.
Sharing pictures of the pair together, Seal included the caption, ''When you have been part of the problem for decades... but suddenly they all think you are the solution [sic].''
The 54-year-old described Oprah as ''sanctimonious'' and appeared to accuse her of knowing about the allegations facing the Hollywood producer.
He wrote on Instagram, ''Oh I forgot, that's right.....you'd heard the rumours but you had no idea he was actually serially assaulting young stary-eyed actresses who in turn had no idea what they were getting into.
"My bad. #SanctimoniousHollywood.''
Oprah previously addressed the sexual assault scandal on her own Facebook page, describing Weinstein's behaviour as ''hideous."
She said, ''I've been processing the accounts of Harvey Weinstein's hideous behaviour and haven't been able to find the words to articulate the magnitude of the situation.''
Oprah recently made world-wide headlines after a speech she gave at the Golden Globes sparked speculation that she would run for the U.S. Presidency in the 2020 election.
In her powerful speech, Oprah spoke about press freedom, racism and sexual abuse before receiving a standing ovation with her closing words about the future.
She said, ''I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon!
''And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say 'me too' again."
After her rousing speech, many celebs took to social media to praise Oprah and endorse her for the 2020 Presidency.
Looks like Seal isn't one of them!
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