Oprah Checks Twitter Follower Who Questions Her Loyalty To The Black Community

July 30, 2012  |  

It’s no secret Oprah is considered to not have much interest in helping the African American community excel, building a media empire largely based on content that appeals to white suburban mothers. But when a Twitter follower tried to call her out on that yesterday evening, the queen of daytime talk was not having it. Here’s how the convo went:

@awalkdatalk  didn’t back down after Oprah flipped the script on him. He charged back, saying “@Oprah but its millions of us n everybody isnt classified as african americans. Notice I said ghettos,” and then went on to send a slew of tweets about all he thinks the media mogul isn’t doing for the less fortunate.

@Oprah@Oprah_World just cuz Jay-z came on ur show doesnt mean u helping the hood

All that money, create sum jobs rignt here home in America b4 u spread da wealth with others. #takecarehome1st

Still waiting for an answer not statements this isnt a campaign ad commercial.

@Oprah@Oprah_World The world and the ghetto’s want to know. We waitin.

Still not one person in America can name one hood, public housing, block, ghetto. #StillWaitinOprah

Its not just her its everybody “in position”

We didnt ask @Oprah@OprahWinfreyBiz@Oprah_World for anything, just a question. And the ghetto still got nothing. Goodnight America

As the tweets show, Oprah had nothing else to say after she spoke on sending black men to college. I imagine @awalkdatalk, like a lot of black America, is still waiting on a response or action—and probably will be for a good while.

What do you think about this follower questioning Oprah and the response she gave?

Brande Victorian is the news and operations editor for madamenoire.com. Follow her on twitter @Be_Vic.

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