Seal is calling out critics for suggesting he attacked
Oprah Winfrey over her relationship with
Harvey Weinstein, insisting he was speaking out against hypocrisy in
The Kiss From a Rose star came under fire earlier this week (12Jan18) after he took to Instagram to question
Oprah’s friendship with the disgraced producer, writing.
“Oh I forgot, that’s right… you’d heard the rumours but you had no idea he was actually serially assaulting young stary-eyed (sic) actresses who in turn had no idea what they were getting into. My bad,” he snapped, adding a meme featuring
Harvey at events together.
But now the singer insists he wasn’t trying to discredit
“Now let’s get straight to it,” he says in a new video posted on Facebook. “Let me start by saying that I have an enormous amount of respect for everything that
Oprah has achieved and contributed in her life.”
“What I re-posted was not an attack on
Oprah at all,” he adds. “She just happened to be the person photographed with the pig (
Weinstein) in the picture. No, what I re-posted was commentary on the hypocritical and double standard nature and behavior of Hollywood…”
In his message,
Seal also slams actress
Stacey Dash for tweeting a link to an article about Seal’s original post and writing, “Ouch, he does make a good point though.”
Stacey Dash, keep my name out of your mouth,” he continues. “Do not re-tweet, re-quote anything I have said in order to reinforce your self-hating agenda… Again, this was not an attack against
Oprah. This was an observation of the toxic nature of
Hollywood and I believe that a conscious people are a progressive people…”
Oprah addressed the
Weinstein sex scandal on her Facebook account late last year (17), writing: “I’ve been processing the accounts of
Harvey Weinstein’s hideous behavior and haven’t been able to find the words to articulate the magnitude of the situation.”
More than 80 women, including
Ashley Judd, and
Gwyneth Paltrow, have now accused the disgraced studio boss of inappropriate behavior, assault, rape, and misconduct.
Weinstein maintains that while he may have behaved badly in the past he has never forced a woman to have sex with him.
Source : http://www.hollywood.com/general/seal-clarifies-position-on-oprah-winfrey-social-media-post-60710599/570