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Oprah Winfrey’s speech at the Golden Globes was super inspiring and now people want her to run for president

By in Press Enterprise on January 8, 2018

By Maria Cavassuto

After Oprah Winfrey took the stage to accept her Cecil B. DeMille award at the 2018 Golden Globes, which is handed out to a person of extraordinary achievement in the entertainment industry, even the stars were tearing up.

Her inspiring speech touched on the #MeToo movement, inclusivity and the need for diversity by mentioning a specific memory, when Sidney Poitier became the first African-American to win an Oscar. It was 1964 and Winfrey, a young girl, watched while sitting on the linoleum floor of her mother’s Milwaukee home.

“Up to the stage came the most elegant man I had ever seen. I had never seen a black man being celebrated like that,” she told the crowd.

But her speech mainly focused on the big conversation of the night — supporting victims of sexual harassment.

“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared speak their truth to the power of those men…but their time is up,” she said.

Her speech also included many calls to empower women.

“I want all the girls watching to know: A new day is on the horizon. When that new day finally dawns, it will be because of the magnificent women and many of them are in this room tonight,” she added.

Viewers almost immediately started her presidential campaign, something host Seth Meyers joked about in his opening monologue.

On behalf of the 50 United States of America, we would like to accept your decision to run for President, Oprah.

— Judd (@jdgrsn) January 8, 2018

THIS is the moment @Oprah became president #GoldenGlobes

— Brandon Hooks (@CaptainBHooks) January 8, 2018

#Oprah just inspired more women to run for 2018 elections, and she also inspired the future 1st woman president to run for presidency.


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