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2 comments | Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Episode two of the highly entertaining and revealing Oprah Behind The Scenes continues to delve into gay content as one segment focuses on the follow up interview between writer Terry McMillan and her gay ex-husband Jonathan Plummer.

Winfrey caused a small public relations nightmare when she jokingly told Plummer that he seemed "gayer" than he did during his first appearance on the now infamous show in which he publicly quarreled with his ex-wife McMillan.

Never opposed to doing a gut check, Winfrey calls in two openly gay black staffers, Carlos King and Andre Walker to get their opinions on her remark.

"It implies that gay is an action and not who you are as a human being. Being black is just who you are...you're born black and you're born gay. To allude that your actions determine your sexuality is offensive," says Carlos King to Winfrey.

Gotta love that there's openly gay black men in the Winfrey camp and she was open to their input. I wonder where they were during the whole down-low fiasco.

Watch the clip here. Would you have been offended?


<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I'm sorry, I'm just not a fan of Oprah and this just solidifies why. She does much for others, but I thinks she comes off fake most of the time.

January 11, 2011 8:37 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Fake people really don't do a lot of self-reflection which is what Oprah was clearly doing in that moment. Commend the woman for even stopping to consider whether her remarks were offensive. That's what you call being real with yourself.

Thanks for covering this ep Darian!

January 16, 2011 6:26 PM


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