Apologizing for his “delayed response,” Seal started, “Now let’s get straight to it. Let me begin by saying that I’ve an infinite quantity of respect for all the pieces that Oprah has achieved and contributed in her life.” The four-time Grammy winner then defined that what he reposted was “not an assault on Oprah in any respect. She simply occurred to be the particular person photographed with the pig [Harvey Weinstein] within the image. No, what I reposted was commentary on the hypocritical and double-standard nature and habits of Hollywood.”
The meme in query featured photographs of Oprah with Harvey, who has now been shunned by Hollywood following accusations of a long time of sexual harassment and assault by greater than 50 girls, at two completely different occasions. “When you’ve gotten been a part of the issue for many years, however all of the sudden all of them suppose you’re the resolution,” the meme learn.
Seal added within the caption, “Oh I forgot, that is proper….. you’d heard the [rumors] however you had no thought he was truly serially assaulting younger [starry]-eyed actresses who in flip had no thought what they have been entering into. My unhealthy. #SanctimoniousHollywood.”
Many, together with , took discover of the publish and noticed this as an assault on Oprah, who denounced sexual harassers in her Golden Globes speech. “Hmm. Let’s simply say we’e all heard issues about one another, have not we?” the 32-year-old pregnant mannequin within the remark part.
Seal, after clarifying his intention to publish the meme, additionally slammed Fox Information in his Fb video for decoding his IG publish as being anti-Oprah. He singled out former commentator , who beforehand tweeted an article about Seal’s authentic publish and wrote, “Ouch, he does make a very good level although.”
Ouch, he does make a very good level although. https://t.co/y40NrrdbJa
— Stacey Sprint (@REALStaceyDash) January 11, 2018
“Stacey Sprint, hold my identify out of your mouth,” Seal stated. “Don’t retweet, requote something I’ve stated as a way to reinforce your self-hating agenda. You reside within the sunken place. Once more, this was not an assault towards Oprah. This was an remark of the poisonous nature of Hollywood, and I imagine aware persons are a progressive individuals.”
Talking out for the victims of sexual harassment and assault, Seal stated, “To these of us who help the Me Too motion, simply know this: not one of many girls who’ve been sexually abused, not one of many girls who’ve come ahead has obtained any actual justice in anyway. Shedding your job since you both a) raped, b) sexually abused, and even sexually harassed a girl isn’t actual punishment. You steal from the postoffice, you go to jail. And #realtalk for a second, everyone knows what would occur to any of these energy abusers in the event that they regarded like me.”