Rose McGowan states Oprah “is as fake as they come” for friendship with Harvey Weinstein – PennLive
McGowan claims Oprah "is as fake as they come." (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision/AP)Matt Licari/Invision/AP
Actress Rose McGowan has openly criticized Oprah Winfrey for her friendship with convicted rapist and disgraced entertainment mogul, Harvey Weinstein.
McGowan called Winfrey out for being on friendly terms with Weinstein in a Twitter post published over the weekend, labeling the talk show host “as fake as they come.”
“I am glad more are seeing the truth of [Oprah]. I wish she were real, but she isn’t,” reads the tweet. “From being pals with Weinstein to abandoning & destroying Russell [Simmons’] victims, she is about supporting a sick power structure for personal gain, she is as fake as they come.”
Accompanying this post was a picture of Winfrey kissing a smiling Weinstein on the cheek along with the hashtag “lizard.”
The New York Post’s Page Six reports how McGowan’s tweet appears to stem from Winfrey almost executively producing a documentary centering on Simmons’—co-found of Def Jam Recordings—alleged sexual misconduct titled “On the Record.” However, she ended withdrawing from the project.
“I want it to be known that I unequivocally believe and support the women. Their stories deserve to be told and heard,” explained Winfrey to the Hollywood Reporter at the time. “In my opinion, there is more work to be done on the film to illuminate the full scope of what the victims endured, and it has become clear that the filmmakers and I are not aligned in that creative vision.”
The film was subsequently dropped from its original platform, Apple TV+ (with which Winfrey is heavily involved), and later picked up by HBO Max.
While all of this happened back in 2020, McGowan continues to focus on what she appears to think is Winfrey’s two-sided nature and false support of the #MeToo movement, with which McGowan is heavily active in.
A separate Page Six article continues to report how McGowan isn’t backing down from online criticism of her statements regarding Winfrey, as she recently tweeted at naysayers, “You think I throw stones? No b****, I drop bombs.”
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