Oprah’s Golden Globe Speech Has Everyone Thinking Presidential Run
Everyone knew the 75th Golden Globes would be an event to remember, but no one thought it would be the launch of Oprah's political career.
Awards season is here!
The #MeToo Movement turned the 75th annual Golden Globes red carpet into a sea of black. The elephant in the room - sexual harassment and gender inequality.
Hollywood stars wore black, standing in solidarity with all the women who have been fearless enough to speak out and force the conversation about sexual harassment and the marginalization of women by powerful men. Several actresses even went a step further and made a political statement with female activists as their plus-ones.
But it was Oprah who stole the show. And, though she didn't really said she had political aspirations, she left us all convinced she should run for president. "We all know that the press is under siege these days but we also know that it is the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption to injustice to tyrants to injustice to secrets and lies," she said declaring she "values the press now more than ever."
Becoming the first woman to receive the Cecil B. DeMille award at the 75th Golden Globes, Oprah delivered a powerful and inspirational speech [which probably left Trump feeling anxious (if that's even possible].. In her speech, Oprah Winfrey condemned a "culture broken by brutally powerful men", bringing the audience to its feet for standing ovations and thunderous applause. She also told the story of Recy Taylor, a black Alabama woman, who in 1944, was kidnapped and gang-raped by six armed white men. Taylor died 10 days ago, at the age of 97.
Oprah warned "for too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up." Sharing that she has been inspired by "all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up..." Oprah also made it clear, that “speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.”
“So I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue. And in closing she declared...
“I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say 'Me too' again."