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It’s safe to say that Rose McGowan always says what’s on her mind. Understatement of the century…
The 47-year-old actress and activist just let her real feelings about Oprah Winfrey be known, as she took to Twitter to blast the talk show host in relation to her friendship with disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.
“I am glad more are seeing the ugly truth of @Oprah. I wish she were real, but she isn’t,” Rose McGowan wrote on Twitter, alongside a picture of Oprah kissing Harvey Weinstein on the cheek at the 2014 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.
During the height of the #MeToo movement, Oprah confessed that she was “friendly with Harvey”, but insisted that she “didn’t know any of this was going on”, in reference to the sexual abuse allegations.
Harvey Weinstein has now been found guilty of rape in the third degree and criminal sexual act in the first degree. He is now facing additional charges, and as far as we know, will be pleading not guilty.
“From being pals with Weinstein to abandoning & destroying Russell Simmon’s [sic] victims, she is about supporting a sick power structure for personal gain, she is as fake as they come #Lizard,” Rose McGowan’s post continued, we assume in reference to Oprah stepping down as executive producer on the #MeToo documentary about music mogul Russell Simmons, entitled On The Record.
“There is more work to be done on the film to illuminate the full scope of what the victims endured, and it has become clear that the filmmakers and I are not aligned in that creative vision,” the 67-year-old said at the time when it was announced that she would no longer be involved in the documentary.
Despite her former friendship with Harvey Weinstein, Oprah has spoken about the #MeToo movement and the disgraced producer on several occasions since the allegations came out…
“I’m always trying to look for the rainbow in the cloud, whatever is the silver lining,” she previously said.
“And this is what I do know for sure: Something this major happens, when you have the fallout, 50 women coming forward, that it’s a watershed moment.
“Everybody has a story and so I think this is a watershed moment. If we make this just about Harvey Weinstein, then we will have lost this moment.
“Everybody has a story…If we make this just about Harvey Weinstein, then we will have lost this moment.”
We wonder if Oprah or any of her people will respond to Rose McGowan’s Tweet…