Sunday, December 26, 2010

Oprah, Shame on you.

 I admire Oprah Winfrey. She is a self made woman who should be held up as an example to every young woman. No matter how your life begins, and hers was a nightmare, it is possible to achieve greatness.
That is why I am VERY upset at the recent attempt to portray her thin when she is not. She is giving a very mixed message here.
The cover of the Oprah Magazine is so obviously photo shopped when compared to the most recent photo I wonder that she condones it.
On one hand she encourages woman to be the best you can be but this visual message says appearance is more important. Yes, I am going to write to her.
I am disappointed.

2 comments:

Happyone :-) said...

I am not a big fan of Oprah's.
But is it fair to pick on her? ALL the stars are photo shopped for covers. Just saying...

Susan said...

Oprah's message to young women is that they can be the best that they can be. She offers educational opportunities and mentor programs. By photo shopping herself she contradicts what she teaches. I just find this disappointing that deep down she believes HOW she looks is more important. I am not picking on her, more that it is an observation on what is more important in our society. I think that is sad.