by Adeniyi Abdul
Oprah Winfrey has recently been the subject of a bit of controversy over her recent announcement that she would be having the Kardashian family on her Next Chapter series (where she interviewed rapper 50 cent last week). While many are unabashed lovers of the Kardashian Klan, others view them as vapid, shallow, and other qualities to that effect and have questioned the Queen of Talk’s decision to have them on her show. Oprah has responded to the criticism in a letter posted on her Facebook, stating that she had never even watched the show and was intrigued by the public’s fascination with the family.
Check out her response below.
Ok my friends I had the longest interviewing session I can ever recall, talking to ALLLLLLLL the Kardashians. I had never met them, nor seen the show. I did a full on Kardashian Kram in preparation, watching major shows from every season. I genuinely wanted to know why they have become a cultural phenomenon? Why do so many people love to watch their every move and why do so many others love to hate them. Are they completely ego centered? Are they really “famous for being famous” or is there something more?
I “GOT IT” … those answers +more. Those of you who watch the show know they hold nothing back. This interview I’d say was another level of forthrightness and honesty. Who surprised me the most? Scott. Lamar and Khloe. Kim.
Everyone who’s asked was the marriage a publicity stunt? Why did she leave after 72 days? Her answer leveled me.
Please note that this show will air Sunday at 8/7 central not its usual time. Followed by Part 2 of my conversation with 50 Cent at 9/8c where he talks about things you wouldn’t imagine coming from him. Meditation. Outgrowing his audience. What really matters now. I had a great eye opening experience with him and released a lot of my preconceived notions and judgement. I’m loving this NEXT CHAPTER I get to do for myself what I intended for you the audience: Open the heart space, expand the way we see things, especially each other.
A great day on OWN beginning with Super Soul Sunday at 11am/10c with Devon Franklin (thanks for your many “likes” on that one), hope you’ll tune in. An insightful visit with the Kardashians, every single one of them except 2 year old Mason.