Oprah Claps Back At Instagram Commenter Over Graduation Gift To Colorado College Students – Perez Hilton
Make no mistake, don’t come for Oprah Winfrey!
The TV icon clapped back at an Instagram commenter who attempted to call her out for not giving a generous enough gift to graduating students at Colorado College where she was the commencement speaker.
The 65-year-old shook hands with proud grads at the Colorado Springs college on Sunday, handing each of them a copy of her new book, she shared on IG:
However, not everyone was as excited as this student. One commenter drew comparisons between the media mogul and another recent college commencement speaker:
“Should have paid off their student debt @oprah lol @morehouse1867 💯😂🙌🏽”
The commenter is referring to Robert F. Smith‘s generous gift to the 400 class of 2019 graduates at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. The tech billionaire announced during his address on Sunday that he would be paying off their $40 million in student loan debt:
“On behalf of the eight generations of my family who have been in this country, we’re going to put a little fuel in your bus. My family is going to create a grant to eliminate your student loans! … And this is my class. And I know my class will pay this forward.”
However, Miz Winfrey wasn’t going to sit down and let the shady comment slide, replying:
“Already paid 13m in scholarships. Have put over 400 men through Morehouse”
And fellow commenters on the IG pic had a laugh about the attempt to come for the O, The Oprah Magazine founder:
“inform thyself! @oprah has helped millions of people, whether financially or through her long running show”
“Oprah has done and continued to do more than most. However it may not always make the news because she has done for so long and so many that it’s like the norm. What are you doing to help?”
“maybe YOU should do something to pay off their student debt #unbelievable”
“sis you TRIED IT. Where are you and YOUR scholarship givings to local colleges in your community?? *crickets*”
“hahahahaha!😂 I’m embarrassed for you. You tried it, tho. How’s that egg taste? Don’t come for the Queen.”
Over the years, Oprah has given millions of dollars away to various charitable works, including her own philanthropic organizations, the Oprah Winfrey Foundation and the Oprah Winfrey Operating Foundation, as well as the Angel Network which closed in 2010.
Next time you want to come for Oprah, do your homework!!
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