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Does Oprah’s materialism gross you out?

Oprah gets a pass for being the most outrageous materialist ever because she grew up in poverty in Mississippi. But every year I am repelled by her and her Favourite Things List. Not to mention, her many mansions with large collections of useless things. We rightly criticize her for foisting charlatans like Dr. Oz, but her greed sticks in my craw.

by Anonymousreply 56November 20, 2023 5:21 PM

Fucking EVERYTHING about Orcah and GAYle grosses me out.

by Anonymousreply 1November 18, 2023 3:18 AM

I didn't know she had a list or more than one house. Do you go looking for this info or something? Maybe just pay less attention to her, OP. It would be better for your stress level. She isn't worth your anger.

by Anonymousreply 2November 18, 2023 3:20 AM

Poor Viola.

(Oops wrong one)

by Anonymousreply 3November 18, 2023 3:23 AM

You gross us out OP

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by Anonymousreply 4November 18, 2023 3:33 AM

It’s not greed, it’s materialism. She can’t help it, she’s an American. at least she means well.

by Anonymousreply 5November 18, 2023 6:06 AM

That’s what I think about Madonna, the Rock, JayZ and Beyoncé etc etc. How much is too much? When do they realize it’s just stuff. Mostly junk. They don’t even use half the rooms. Or need any of it.

But is it like diamonds and gold? The human dna just can’t help but be mesmerized just by gazing at it.

by Anonymousreply 6November 18, 2023 6:47 AM

I always found it kind of odd how she would preach all these messages about spirituality, self love, enjoying the simple things in life and being content with yourself but her magazines were funded by advertising from beauty & weight loss products and she encouraged mass consumerism in her shows.

by Anonymousreply 7November 18, 2023 7:26 AM

She should get more shit than she does for unleashing Drs Oz and Phil on us. Her media, legal, and PR team must be an army.

by Anonymousreply 8November 18, 2023 7:49 AM

counterpoint: I used to look at the favorite things list every year. Had forgotten about it, not sure if they even do it anymore. But its a suburban female version of cool hunting. High end but still mostly affordable goods, often from niche or brand new companies you've probably never heard of. Nobody forces anyone to look at the list or buy anything off of it. And if some suburban housewife is inspired to try a $150 pair of gloves or some shortbread cookies from some random bakery that does fedex shipping, so be it.

by Anonymousreply 9November 18, 2023 7:54 AM

There is something strange about people like Oprah. Like they see brand names and possessions as signs of success. I can't relate to that.

I'll admit that I don't really understand it.

As I have got older, the less I have wanted to buy or possess things. It feels like being burdened. I strive for the basics. I wish people didn't feel obliged to give gifts because I just don't want most of them. I tell them and discourage them to at least.

by Anonymousreply 10November 18, 2023 8:25 AM

Oprah shilled so Goop could...

...fill everyone's need of her Vagina Candle.

by Anonymousreply 11November 18, 2023 8:30 AM

GOOP is another classic example of a materialist. There are so many amongst celebs and celeb wannabes. The people who buy ugly, tacky and overpriced crap just because it has a designer brand name on it.

by Anonymousreply 12November 18, 2023 8:32 AM

I suspect truly self-actualized people don't care about Hermes bags. She's a phony.

by Anonymousreply 13November 18, 2023 12:36 PM

Odious Oprah grosses me out.

Her manufactured stories about her childhood of poverty were debunked by her cousin. She was poor but she wasn't so poor that she was "playing with cockroaches" because she had no toys, what a ridiculous story to make up. She also wasn't dressed in tattered clothes like she claimed as her grandmother (or mother) was a housekeeper for the Governor and or some really rich person and she received the hand me down clothes (and toys) of the rich child of the rich employer which were far nicer than any new clothes the other children in her circle were wearing. Her cousin called her out on her bullshit stories and Oprah said "those are the kind of hard luck stories my audience wants to hear".

On her talk show she commiserated with Madonna about how there just aren't enough days in the year to wear all their new clothes and they have to change clothes several times per day to give all their new clothes a wear. She said it was "a happy little feeling". Not a conversation the two should have been having publicly.

She really bamboozled the public with her "kind" BRAND. All these phony celebrities with their phony "kind" and "humanitarian" bullshit.

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by Anonymousreply 15November 18, 2023 1:10 PM

She's had a tremendously negative impact on society by pushing the law of attraction and what amounts to a secular version of prosperity gospel. I despise Oprah.

by Anonymousreply 16November 18, 2023 1:22 PM

Every time I hear her name I think about: 1) the wagon of fat and 2) The Purse Incident. So maybe she shouldn't have 'gone there'.

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by Anonymousreply 17November 18, 2023 1:43 PM

I despise her too, after reading about her grasping manipulation in her hard-hitting Prince Harry and wife "interview." Total scripted setup for more more more money.

by Anonymousreply 18November 18, 2023 2:20 PM

OP your thread is about 20 years too late. She has been surpassed by a new generation of materialistic gazillionaires who have have done a lot less for the culture than she has. Plus Oprah is retired and hasn't been on TV regularly in over a decade, no one cares that much anymore.

by Anonymousreply 19November 18, 2023 2:47 PM

No, it doesn't gross me out. It's an American trait. Disordered certainly but widely shared through out American society.

O no longer has a weight problem because O has a prescription for Ozempic.

by Anonymousreply 20November 18, 2023 3:10 PM

Does materialism from all billionaires gross you out OP or just the black ones?

by Anonymousreply 21November 18, 2023 3:12 PM

After Lahaina, Oprah is dead to me! When you got money to house the whole town and resources to get land and sea assistance with recovery and you priss around telling ME TO pony up and help with charity? God forbid native Hawaiians should set foot on her Maui property, unless they're the help. So YES we should all suspect Oprah!!!

by Anonymousreply 22November 18, 2023 3:13 PM

The gay white male hatred of Oprah is always amusing.

by Anonymousreply 23November 18, 2023 3:22 PM

I have never forgotten watching her show one day when she was talking about being fat and people should stop worrying about it and just love themselves for who they are. The next commercial that came on was for Jenny Craig.

by Anonymousreply 24November 18, 2023 3:22 PM

Earn your own money, spend it however you like

by Anonymousreply 25November 18, 2023 3:28 PM

Yeah she has a lot of material possessions. But greed? She’s a bullionairess- and a major philanthropist. She is not greedy.

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by Anonymousreply 27November 18, 2023 4:22 PM

Her wedding to Steadman will be epic..

by Anonymousreply 28November 18, 2023 4:56 PM

Is OP posting from 1998?

by Anonymousreply 29November 18, 2023 4:58 PM

She's not greedy!!!

by Anonymousreply 30November 18, 2023 5:09 PM

It's telling that most of the billionaires mentioned in this thread are black or women or black women.

by Anonymousreply 31November 18, 2023 5:10 PM

Not one single bit, OP. Oprah came from nothing and is the personification of the American dream. Go get it Oprah.

by Anonymousreply 32November 18, 2023 5:12 PM

No. I don't watch Oprah or read anything she puts out. The last time I watched Oprah was in 'The Color Purple,' back in '85, and I thought she was excellent in that. But never since.

by Anonymousreply 33November 20, 2023 2:38 AM

It is Oprah’s irresponsible attempts at journalism without even a half hearted attempt at fact finding that grosses me out . The Meghan Markle interview was disgusting . All to promote a woman of partial color and get revenge on the royal family never giving Oprah an interview in the past .

by Anonymousreply 34November 20, 2023 2:47 AM

Jeff Bezos sucks too.

by Anonymousreply 35November 20, 2023 7:57 AM

One year she had a menorah shaped bread on her list that looked like a bunch of dicks stuck together. It was hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 36November 20, 2023 9:24 AM

Here it is - dick bread

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by Anonymousreply 37November 20, 2023 9:26 AM

OP types Communist.

by Anonymousreply 38November 20, 2023 9:33 AM

Does she have a mall in her Santa Barbara basement?

by Anonymousreply 39November 20, 2023 9:47 AM

oh she's alright - compared to Rupert Murdoch anyway.

by Anonymousreply 40November 20, 2023 10:38 AM

The town criers who go into a tizzy if a woman or POC are critiqued are exhausting. They completely forget that this site has threads that tear down tons of men. They’re so hooked into the narrative in their echo chamber brain. RACISM!!!

by Anonymousreply 41November 20, 2023 11:19 AM

OP starts this thread every 6 months

by Anonymousreply 42November 20, 2023 1:10 PM

Orca’s GLUTTONY grosses me out.

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by Anonymousreply 44November 20, 2023 1:34 PM

She made a fool of herself with the Harry and Meghan interview. No journalistic skill whatsoever, taking Meg’s bullshit accusations for gospel truth.

by Anonymousreply 45November 20, 2023 1:42 PM

Phoney insincere snake oil salesman

by Anonymousreply 46November 20, 2023 1:42 PM

I'd forgotten about the Harry and Meghan debacle. But other than occasional car crashes like that, what does she do anymore, other than coast on her status as a former legend?

by Anonymousreply 47November 20, 2023 1:45 PM

Get her off my screen!

by Anonymousreply 48November 20, 2023 1:56 PM

People want ideas about what to buy for Christmas presents, OP. It's as simple as that. I assume she tries these things out ahead of time and thinks they're good quality. Which far left cult do you belong to, OP?

by Anonymousreply 49November 20, 2023 2:01 PM

She never struck me as being materialistic. She never has ton of jewelry, diamonds and bling on her, doesn't wear some really expensive dresses and purses, never heard of her having a huge collection of expensive cars. So what if she likes have a big fancy house? Wouldn't you if you had that kind of money? I'm sure you would live in a shack

by Anonymousreply 50November 20, 2023 2:02 PM

Um... she has a $75 million private jet, R50. Also, Oprah doesn't pump gas nor does she do stairs.

by Anonymousreply 51November 20, 2023 3:12 PM

Oh please, R31, the DL is rife with threads criticizing and making fun of Bezos, Musk, Murdoch, et al. Oprah is lucky she does not receive more condemnation for all the skeezy people she's foisted and her tone-deaf comments and actions, not the least of which her latest activities re Maui.

by Anonymousreply 52November 20, 2023 3:48 PM

I liked her right up instil the Harkles interview. The staged and affected “what” in reply to the colour of their baby put me off her completely. I have now gone full circle and loathe her.

by Anonymousreply 53November 20, 2023 3:50 PM

It's her snake oil hucksterism that grosses me out.

by Anonymousreply 54November 20, 2023 5:12 PM

She’s rich and crazy and earned it herself. I don’t begrudge her spending. What I do begrudge is the stealth Jesus talk and Drs. Oz and Phil. She owes everyone a favorite things list for that.

When she did favorite things on her show it was fun to watch everyone spazz out over free glitter uggs and pyjamas and such.

by Anonymousreply 55November 20, 2023 5:18 PM

I never liked her that much. She's obnoxious, both on and off-screen.

In her talk show days, she would sometimes gush to the point of drooling over some of her guests, like a rottweiler over a steak. You could see the discomfort on her guests' faces.

by Anonymousreply 56November 20, 2023 5:21 PM
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