Monday, October 29, 2007

Following on from reports last week of alleged abuse at Oprah Winfrey’s girls’ school in South Africa, News 24 reports that Oprah has had to return to her school in South Africa twice in a week because of allegations of student molestation and choking by a teacher. Actually, the report refers to teachers as “matrons” which puts a camp 1970s English comedy spin on the whole thing making it slightly more hilarious than it, perhaps, otherwise would be.

Oprah flew down to Henley-on-Klip near Vereeniging, where her school is, and held an emergency meeting during which she was quoted as saying,

"I've disappointed you. I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry."

The news item then goes on to say:

“Oprah's "daughters" have accused Dr Mzimane of failing to take action, although the girls had often complained of being grabbed by the neck, beaten and thrown against a wall, and being sworn at.”

Of course, the irony of this is that while yes, some are eaten whole, that exact same thing is also what happens to interns that work for Harpo when they look Ms Winfrey in the eye and fail to present her with her meals in a timely and appropriate manner. Her meals yes, and also various important documents. Plus, also, if she is disturbed during her secret power rejuvenation procedures. That’s why an internship with Oprah is so useful. If you make it out alive then you can pretty much do anything. [source]

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