Friday, January 31, 2020

Oprah Facing Backlash from Latinx Community


Oprah Winfrey catching heat over her decision to feature a white female author's novel about the Mexican immigrant experience for her popular bookclub...

The backlash was swift after Oprah announced American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins was her latest book club selection with Latinx readers demanding better representation, accusing Cummins of being racist and of plagiarizing major portions of her book.
















The book tour for American Dirt has been canceled. 

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I DO NOT LIKE OPRAH but people need to calm tf down with the expectations and the idea that if they make enough noise folks will do what they want.

NiyabinghiWerewolfObeahWoman said...

I hear them, tired of these fucking troglodytes co opting indigenous peoples stuff. Oprah's ass should have known better, could her ass be this out of touch, then again she was specifically chosen to be white America's black voice and spent years putting them on the map. This is why I stopped watching her damn show years ago, don't no damn body want no troglodyte telling their stories, writing a damn book you plagiarized vs living these stories are two different things. FOH with this bullshit.

Tippie Hippie said...

Opie been a MORON and a turncoat. Never appreciated her!

Anonymous said...

Oprah is forever the ultimate house Mammy. The Mexican community should know this already.

Anonymous said...

When I was a girl girl/young lady i used to love Oprah. She's done an insurmountable of good deeds, benevolence, gifts---nevertheless, she has some shady ways and in my almost 50 years I've never seen her buck the system. It's something about her and I'm not feeling her. Especially, after how she did Mike and I know he has his issues. yet, it's like she shitted on him TWICE and she's just been doing the most.

ms mac said...

Oprah has always catered to White audiences and built her empire for them. Once reality TV competed for YT's attention and money she pivoted and launched OWN to get Black advertising dollars coming in. Now she's on a new money train, co-signing a White author who writes about the Latinx experience because she sees what Telemundo & Univision can do for your pockets. But she'll abandon this ship too as soon as it becomes too controversial and realizes it's not going to be an easy profit. It's what she does.

Tia said...

Ms. Mac you pretty much broke it down.. very good analysis.

Anonymous said...

After a little research it's clear as day she collects a check to promote books for the publisher. That pic is proly the first time she cracked that mf book open.

kyllawilliams said...

so is the author talking about latin migrants because yall do know that there are white immigrants as well right. there are polish, russian, irish etc.

Anonymous said...

No fucks given. Don't most of these people identify as "white" and many of them don't speak spanish either. Muthafuckkas want to be offended whenever minor shit happens. How about focusing on the abuses of border patrol, a fucking book?

Cut the shit. Choose a better battle, one that actually makes a difference. A book. How many people actually purchase books anymore. Again, cut the shit.

Anonymous said...

I hear the complaints and I get it, but... Latinos are intentionally quiet we we are misrepresented, missappropriated, murdered while being black etc. They only post our stories in the news to show the social failures the white media promotes as representative of black americans. Most of us are brown but we are called blacks while the Latinos are calles white and brown. They do not march with us or for us.so to me this is "THEIR PROBLEM". LET THEM DEAL.
Oprah, like her or not, understood the populus vote, market and who was spending the money buying airtime during her show and "O Magazine " i don't believe she disassociates with the black experience in the way we (including me) think she has but she has to play the game to win. I remember these words, If ever there was a black man for you vote into office this is the one" about Barack Obama. Oprah helped carry Barack Obama to the White House on the backs of the majority of voters in America who are white.
I don't do Oprah but IJS.

Anonymous said...

Now the latinos are mad at Oprah. They all want to identify as white folks. I always say it all depends on whose ox is getting gored.

Anonymous said...

Oprah has no control over her empire - she's only the face for TPTB.

Anonymous said...

.....luckily OPRAH doesn't care what you NIGGAH'S think, we all know you can't please NIGS......so just like ya BABY DADDIES, folks don't even try.

Anonymous said...

It's a shame how they've closed most mental institutions in America.

Anonymous said...

IKR! Maybe Harpo will help them with all that money she has but I doubt it. She don't give a damn about them either. Womp Womp

Anonymous said...

This is interesting. I saw a TV interview and this author said she is 1/2 Puerto Rican and 1/2 Irish. I guess her Puerto Rican 1/2 is being discounted by the Latinx community Or is it that she must be Mexican to tell this story?

Anonymous said...

Not OUR people's problem. Especially since Latinos have a rich history of treating US like we are inferior, especially when they have the choice to align with YT against us. Keep those Latino tears over there. We need to stay OUT of this battle as well and let all of them fight each other. We have communities to heal and rebuild, and we're having a hard enough time uniting amongst ourselves without getting dragged into their BS. We cancelled Oprah a looooong time ago. Don't bring her crap around us... #NoFucksGiven

Anonymous said...

NO surprise:/

BUT very proud that Latin women are speaking out about this! Maybe now black women can stop being called angry every time we call people out on their FUNK!!!!

LVBoogie73 said...

6:40 they can align with those crackers all they want and think this that or the third. Nevertheless, that wall is specifically for them!

Monique said...

OH CRY ME A FUCKING RIVER, GET OVER IT!POOR MEXICAN PEOPLE, POOR SPANISH PEOPLE. NOW YOU'LL FEEL THE PAIN OF BLACK AMERICANS!! YOU'LL HAD A CUBAN CHICK PORTRAY NINA SIMONE. BLACK AMERICANS HAD TO DEAL WITH IT. NOW YOU'LL DEAL WITH THIS

Anonymous said...

@ 1:50... Most don't speak Spanish and that is good! The Spanish language was brought over by the Europeans, Spaniards! The indigenous of Mexico spoke nahuatl! Colonialism is bitch!!! Forced to give up their indigenous identities, Forced to covert to Catholicism, Forced to give up their native tongue and Learn the language of the rapists, Women raped and giving birth to what the Spaniards called, Mestizos!

WHO CARES IF THEY DIDNT SPEAK SPANISH! THE SPANISH LANGUAGE DOESNT DEFINE SHYT!

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