Oprah’s Farewell Finale Show- Full of Inspiration, Hypocrisies and Backbiting
We thought we’d take a look at Oprah Winfrey’s last show. We didn’t know what to expect but we figured we’d find some interesting things that she had to say and she surely did.
So here’s our review of ‘Oprah’s Farewell Show- 25 Years’:
Oprah speaks to the audience for the last time and refers to it as her “last class”. She says this show is her love letter to all of her fans. During the entire 25 years, she never missed one day of work on the Oprah Show.
Inspirational: She’s on her soap box now and says the Oprah Show was her ‘calling’ and that this is what she was called to do. (We are not sure what calling from what god she’s speaking of but moving right along). She inspires the audience to not waste any time and to do what they are called to do. She gives examples of people doing what they are called to do like Tina Turner and Lady Gaga. We are not inclined to say Lady Gaga has a calling except for the work of the evil one and that’s truth. So Oprah is idol worshiping a woman whose part monster (as she calls herself and who endorses any sexuality except heterosexuality- pretty similar to Oprah).
Hypocritical: Oprah says she was glad to get passed the days of her show being like ‘reality T.V.’ when her guests would come on and get in everyone’s faces like Maury or Jerry Springer. She stated shes glad the show grew out of that. Its amazing that she would say that because that was the foundation of her show. Like many others that came and went, her show had its share of gritty and disrespectful guests and show ideas, but it made her and she received high ratings. It also made her a lot of money. Its sort of a slap in the face to her guests back then because her show grew from that phase of her business. It almost felt like she was saying ‘I’m too good for that but thanks for letting me use you’ kind of attitude.
Inspriational: Oprah Winfrey continues on to say the golden rule to live by is: ‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ She uses the golden rule in her everyday life and says “you are responsible for your life. Don’t wait for anyone to fix you or free you of anything.” Though she has apparently tried to help ‘fix and free’ people with her “I’m every woman” attitude, she almost made us feel like now that she’s leaving, people better figure out life on your own. Like she’s not going to be around to be their savior anymore.
Backbiting: Oprah does the ultimate in backbiting as far as we are concerned. She uses her last show to degrade and humiliate Iyanla Vanzant who was invited back to her show after 12 years of separation over some confusion about them giving Iyanla a show and her being offered another show. (You can read about it on our other post.) She goes on to show a clip of Iyanla nearly begging Oprah for forgiveness and that even though Oprah gave her the stage once a week for a year, she did not know Oprah really liked her or what it really was at the time. Well, as odd as that may seem, on that particular show, Oprah stated she forgave her long ago but it appears on this finale, she’s showing some bitterness. Her bitterness came out when she stated what ‘she got’ from that clip. She said ‘some people block their blessings and feel they are not worthy of the things presented to them.’ Oprah essentially is still hurt by the alleged betrayal of Iyanla and it was a cold shot.
Hypocritical: Oprah sums of the hour show with a few tad bits. When asked once how the Oprah show remained so successful for 25 years, she stated: “It’s simply two things: My team and Jesus”. True story: After one of our columnists left the room on that note in disgust, she went on to say: “Many of you may want to know what god- but I mean G-O-D The God.” She goes on to use every word from the dictionary that describes Jesus and God as if she did research before the show, to prove she knows H-I-M. After all the shows in recent years that she argued, put audience members in their place and her defending every other religion other than Jesus, people would have to be insane to believe this woman now.
Now she’s preaching on stage as she gives her last words: “Be Still and know it. Wait and listen in every decision. God is Love. God is Life. To God Be the Glory”.
May God bless her soul as we pray she gets on the right track with Jesus in the next 25 years and beyond.