Oprah Speaks Out on “Irritating” Lesbian Rumors


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Barbara Walters stopped by Good Morning America to give a little taste of what’s to come on her special, Oprah, The Next Chapter . Walters asked The Mighty O about the romantic rumors that have long overshadowed the talk show maven’s relationship with her BFF Gayle King. Watch Winfrey address the speculation after the jump!



Oprah, The Next Chapter airs Thursday at 9 pm EST.

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    season1217

    Uh, word of advice Oprah. If you want to put lesbian rumors to bed then next time you go on a cross country road trip and you list the things you miss you might want to mention the man you’ve been with for the past few decades instead of talking about missing damn trees. I’m just sayin’.

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    alstonboy4315

    I SERIOUSLY doubt that Oprah’s gay……….but she needs to realize that some people simply have NO lives/nothing better to do than to sit around thinking about who celebrities are sleeping with. Personally, I don’t care.

    Besides, she’s a living legend, whether she’s gay or straight.

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    TV Gord

    Ever since I got satellite radio, I’m into Gayle’s show (at least until Rosie comes on).

    I agree with Oprah that if she were gay, she’d be the first one to be “out” by now. Most people with a level head on their shoulders knows there’s nothing to be ashamed about, so why would Oprah try to keep it hidden after all these years.

    I occasionally get asked if I’m gay because I’m in the media (and–gasp–I’m a male soap fan!), and it never bothers me (unless the question’s coming from a woman I’m really attracted to ;-)), but I can imagine getting annoyed by the question coming from people who’ve know me for more than 25 years (which, let’s face it, many of us have)!

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    DenverDean

    OK. She’s not gay, but, perhaps, she is bisexual or whatever. Who cares? I doubt Oprah would ever come out while she has an empire built on mainly on white suburban housewives. Considering the ratings debacle she suffered after pushing Obama, instead of the first true chance to get a woman in the WH, she isn’t risking more damage – especially when she’s launching a new channel. As long as she is happy with who she is and how she lives her life, that’s fine by me. (And, trust me, I’m not a fan, but she certainly hasn’t done anything to deserve that kind of scrutiny for her personal life.)

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    met

    who cares if she is gay or straight. Only in this fucking country that people’s bedroom life is of concern to everyone. I dont care if anyone is gay or straight, we are all human and we all can’t be the same. Therefore everyone should be respected. How come no one is questioning her why she is black? Or why is she a woman? etc etc. Then why are we questioning people if they are gay or straight. Gosh there is so many other issues going on in the world and Americans are only eager to find out who is gay or straight.

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    marknsprmo

    Apparently her politics don’t bother the republican heads too much since both the Bush’s and Sarah Palin have been on Oprah this past year. Really the only people that are bothered by Oprah’s affinity for Obamah (which was shared by more than half the country at the time, he did get ellected president), are narrow minded Rush Limbauh fans who are NOT Oprah’s core audience. Ratings go up and they go down on a 25 year old show. Mostly because a show sometimes falls asleep a little. Her show is back in full force and her ratings are strong.
    As for Oprah being gay or not, I believe she would have come out many years ago, if she was gay. She is a strong woman and would be more than willing to stand on that platform. Her relationship to Gayle has been somewhat more public because I think she wanted to promote publically. She was trying to get her out there and noticed so she could advance her career. Once she was out there, it was easier to talk about their friendship then the long term relationship she has with Stedman.

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    Dariclone

    I’m not really a fan of Ms. O. but I believie her on this. Gayle as a substitue-mother figure makes and really as she herself say if she were a lesbian what would she stand to lose by coming out?

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    caitlinp

    [quote=DenverDean]OK. She’s not gay, but, perhaps, she is bisexual or whatever. Who cares? I doubt Oprah would ever come out while she has an empire built on mainly on white suburban housewives. Considering the ratings debacle she suffered after pushing Obama, instead of the first true chance to get a woman in the WH, she isn’t risking more damage – especially when she’s launching a new channel. As long as she is happy with who she is and how she lives her life, that’s fine by me. (And, trust me, I’m not a fan, but she certainly hasn’t done anything to deserve that kind of scrutiny for her personal life.)[/quote]

    Unless you’ve actually had sex with a person, it makes no sense to act as if you know one thing about their sexual orientation.

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