Seal calls Oprah 'part of the problem'

Rebekah Scanlan

Seal has spoken out against Oprah Winfrey following her empowering Golden Globes speech where she called out sexual abusers, in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

The singer made the unexpected criticism of Oprah, 63, who was honoured at this year's ceremony for her contribution to the film industry, slamming her for being "part of the problem" that she has passionately talked about whilst collecting her gong.

"Oh I forgot, that's right... you'd heard the rumours," Seal wrote. "But you had no idea he was actually serially assaulting young stary-eyed actresses who in turn had no idea what they were getting into."

Seal has laid into Oprah Winfrey following her Golden Globe win. Source: Getty

He finished by saying, "my bad #SanctimoniousHollywood."

His critique of the talk-show hosts position in the recent fight against sexual abuse, was written alongside a viral meme which showed two images of Oprah.

The singer's words were accompanied with this meme of Oprah and Weinstein. Source: Getty

One was of the actress kissing the disgraced movie mogul at the Critics Choice Awards in 2014 that had, "When you have been part of the problem for decades" written on it.

Underneath was a second photo of the pair together, this time showing Oprah looking entirely disinterested in what Weinstein was had to say.

This photo of Oprah with disgraced Weinstein in 2014 had re-emerged after her powerful speech against abusers. Source: Getty

This snap was captioned, "But suddenly they all think you're part of the solution."

Oprah has been one of the leading ladies behind Hollywood's zero-tolerance on inequality, harassment and abuse.

She's donated to the Time's Up movement and gave such an engaging speech around the issue, stars like Meryl Streep called for her to run for Presidency.

Seal's former wife of six years Heidi Klum worked extensively with Weinstein, seen here in 2016 together. Source: Getty

Seal’s social media was inundated with comments — many highlighting that his ex-wife Heidi Klum had worked with Weinstein for a number of years on her show, Project Runway.

“Sooooo, are you going to post Heidi’s picture too being that she was friends with him as well..." wrote one. "Or is your outrage selective?”

“So when are you going to post about Heidi Klum?" said another. "She was super close with that man."

Seal hasn't responded to comments his ex-wife, seen here together before split, also worked with Weinstein. Source: Getty

Oprah is yet to respond to the Kiss From A Rose singer's comments.

However this isn't Seal's first brush with controversy.

Last year he angered viewers of the The Voice in his role as a judge by declaring Lorde’s critically acclaimed hit single Green Light a “bad song”.

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