The Golden Globes have passed, and there has been a surprising amount of buzz around Oprah’s speech, as you may expect since Oprah is the first black woman to accept the Cecil B. DeMille award in the history of the Golden Globes. Men and women of all colors were moved by what she said during her acceptance speech, and some have surprisingly gone far enough to say she should run for president.
It is only natural to be curious what exactly she said that got her this much attention. To see for yourself, you can watch it in its entirety here; Oprah’s Golden Globes Speech.
Oprah used her speech as an opportunity to speak out about the rights of women, and about how the sexual abuse and harassment not only in Hollywood but in the world, is beyond toxic. She obviously believes that the harassment and assault discussed lately is disgusting, and a lot of people are happy to hear someone finally talking about it.
Oprah states in her speech that, “For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up.” And with that statement, a round of applause followed, for so many of the people in that audience were supportive of all that Oprah said that night.
In her speech, she talked about the inspiring figures who changed her life, including Rosa Parks, Resi Taylor, and Sidney Poitier, who were all important figures in the subject of equality. She wanted to use her speech as an opportunity to talk about the issues Hollywood is still facing to this day, and the way that she hopes to change that.
However, some people have gone beyond simply finding her inspiring. Some people have gone as far to say that Oprah should run for president in 2020. While this idea may seem absurd to some, as Oprah is more a celebrity than a politician, a lot of people are saying she would be a perfect fit. Some though, say that this is simply proof of how drastic celebrity worship can get.
Despite all this presidential talk, Oprah’s speech was undeniably amazing. She gave hope to many little girls that night, giving them hope that they will live a brighter future. Hopefully, Oprah was right.