Fox News: Oprah Pushing Racism to Promote New Movie (VIDEO)

Fox News host Martha MacCallum and Republican strategist Dee Dee Benkie rejected Oprah Winfrey’s claim that the prejudicial treatment she received in Switzerland was racism on “America Live”, and wondered if the OWN mogul was needling the story as a promotional tool for her new movie, “The Butler.”

“Maybe Oprah Winfrey was miffed because she didn’t know who she was,” Benkie said. “And here’s the other thing: you know Oprah’s got a movie out about the butler. It would be really terrible if she was using this story to promote the movie. I’m not saying that. But I gotta say, it’s not fair to call anyone a racist whenever there’s no proof of it. There’s absolutely zero proof. Rude, yes. Racist, no.”

“When we call something like this racist,” MacCallum said, “it perpetuates this discussion, it makes people think, ‘People are still racist. It happens all the time, it happens all the time’ and that’s damaging.’”

“Maybe this clerk wasn’t racist but when there is a bigger issue in this country,” Fox analyst Jehmu Greene countered. “When I walk into a store and go buy hair for a weave, yes, I am treated differently.”

 

 

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