Oprah Winfrey’s popular show and her “O” magazine are now facing boycott calls from a republican group called the ‘Florida Federation Of Republican Women’. The group is upset after Oprah refused to have Sarah Palin on her show. Oprah had said
“When I decided that I was going to take my first public stance in support of a candidate, I made the decision not to use my show as a platform for any of the candidates. I agree that Sarah Palin would be a fantastic interview, and I would love to have her on after the campaign is over.”
This statement of hers has angered the FFRW who say that Oprah is ignoring the woman who has created history to become the first official femal vice-presidential candidate from a major party. The FFRW president Linda Ivell said,
“It was just a defining moment for particularly Republican women but, quite honestly, women in general and when we found out Oprah wouldn’t interview her,” said FFRW President Linda Ivell. “It just seemed so odd.”
Oprah Winfrey has already announced her support for the first African-American presidential nominee from a major party, Barack Obama. It is her show and she decides who she wants on the show. She clearly states that she does not want her show to turn into a political platform. I believe this boycott is unnecessary and this call to boycott her show and magazine has probably raised the image of Oprah Winfrey further up.