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Oprah Did What?

October 8, 2009

You've heard the news. Oprah went on her show and laughed about being blackmailed for having multiple relationships with young people on her staff just hoping for a break. Many right out of college.

Guests give her high fives for being such a player in middle age - though she is in a relationship.
Her ratings go up as more people tune in to her one woman show of workplace romances and she's on the cover of magazines for how she is dodging such a big bullet.

Oh wait. That wasnt Oprah. That was David Letterman.

Because if Oprah, who is not married like Letterman is, had been having sex with young staffers it would have been treated as an abomination even for the Queen of Media. No one would be laughing along with her as she confessed to multiple trysts.

So why is Letterman getting such a pass for cheating on his wife at work with young impressionable women? Why is that so cool?

Dont tell me racism and sexism dont exist.

7 comments:

  1. Southern_Lady said...:

    I did think it was odd and downright weird that Letterman was able to get a pass for his infidelity. It seems like he was praised more for admitting it. The way he handled the situation was very slick and I'm surprised (I guess I should be though) that people didn't see right through it. You're right, if it were Oprah, she'd be all over CNN right. White men definitely have the advantage in this society.

  1. word! I agree. But dave doesn't seem to be laughing on the inside. Looks like he is just trying to make the jokes before someone else does...

  1. Execumama said...:

    Okay, please don't raise my blood pressure like that again, lol! When I started reading, I was like "Excuse me?!" Whew! Oh, but you are so on-the-money with that if-it-was-one-of-us perspective, trust!

  1. WOW!!! This is so not new! Old rich guy(any race) cheating and no one cares! Presidents, Senators, CEO's, talk show host radio persona's i'm cool with it as long as me and my family have the understanding its not right. Bill Cosby, Jesse Jackson Malcolm X as long as the person is currently "Head of State" it's not my business. If Oprah did it I would have been cool with it cause I don't care. Its her body if cheating on Gail makes her happy I am in! Shit, everyone loves a cougar lmao. :)

  1. Arlice Nichole said...:

    @ Execumama, LOL, she got me too. I had to stop and start all over.

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  1. shara said...:

    We all now know what happened to Tiger Woods. Double standards to the Nth power.