- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 11, 2018

British singer Seal lashed out at Oprah Winfrey in a social media post Wednesday, suggesting that the former talk show host knew about the rumors swirling around disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein but continued her friendship with him anyway.

Seal posted a widely shared meme that showed Ms. Winfrey kissing Mr. Weinstein on the ear and the superimposed text: “When you have been part of the problem for decades, but suddenly they all think you are the solution.”

The “Kiss from a Rose” singer then added his own caption, writing, “Oh I forgot, that’s right…..you’d heard the rumours but you had no idea he was actually serially assaulting young stary-eyed actresses who in turn had no idea what they were getting into. My bad.#SanctimoniousHollywood.”

His comment comes days after Ms. Winfrey delivered a widely praised speech about the civil rights and feminist movements at the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, which spurred rumors that she’s considering a presidential bid.

Ms. Winfrey, who co-produced the 2013 film “The Butler” with Mr. Weinstein, denounced his “hideous behavior” in October.

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