Chrissy Teigen is definitely someone you’d want in your corner! The outspoken star came to Oprah’s defense after musician Seal posted a defamatory meme on his Instagram account. The “Kiss from a Rose” singer accused Oprah of being a hypocrite and called her out for knowing and doing nothing about Harvey Weinstein’s behaviour in Hollywood.
The meme features two separate images: The first one of Oprah kissing Harvey’s cheek, while the second pictures a blond woman sitting between the media moguls. The meme reads, “When you have been part of the problem for decades but suddenly they all think you are the solution.”
The singer, 54, went on to write beneath the image, “Oh I forgot, that’s right.....you'd heard the rumours but you had no idea he was actually serially assaulting young star[r]y-eyed actresses who in turn had no idea what they were getting into. My bad. #SanctimoniousHollywood”.
Chrissy was quick to jump to Oprah’s defense, posting in the comment section of Seal’s image, “Hmm. Let’s just say we’ve all heard things about each other, haven’t we?” The pregnant mother of one is known for being vocal on social media, so it’s no surprise that she was keen to support her famous friend.
At the Golden Globes last Sunday (Jan. 7), Oprah made a stunning speech while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award. She made some poignant comments about the rights of women and people of colour, inspiring a sea of unofficial presidential nominations from her fans. She also wore black in support of the Time’s Up movement, which calls out men like Harvey who have abused women in their positions of power.
In October of last year, she took to her Facebook page to share her feelings about the insidious revelations that were shaking in Hollywood. “I’ve been processing the accounts of Harvey Weinstein’s hideous behaviour and haven’t been able to find the words to articulate the magnitude of the situation.”