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Seal Calls Out Oprah Over Harvey Weinstein Rumors (Photo)

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Musician Seal called out talk show host Oprah Winfrey on Instagram following her inspirational speech at the Golden Globes, claiming that she knew the rumors surrounding film producer Harvey Weinstein.

In a post on his Instagram page, Seal shared a message for Oprah after her speech at the Golden Globes sparked rumors that she may run for president.

Seal's post featured two photos of Oprah with Weinstein, who was accused of sexual assault and harassment by numerous women, with text overlaid that reads, "When you have been part of the problem for decades but suddenly they all think you are the solution." One of the photos shows Oprah kissing Weinstein on the cheek.

The "Kiss From A Rose" singer captioned the post, "Oh I forgot, that's'd heard the [rumors] but you had no idea he was actually serially assaulted young stary-eyed actresses who in turn had no idea what they were getting into. My bad. #SanctimoniousHollywood"

After allegations of sexual assault and harassment against Weinstein surfaced in October 2017, Oprah shared a post on her Facebook page.

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"I've been processing the accounts of Harvey Weinstein's hideous behavior and haven't been able to find the words to articulate the magnitude of the situation," she wrote, before sharing a quote from filmmaker James Schamus, according to the Daily Mail.

Oprah concluded the post by thanking the victims who came forward and added, "I believe a shift is coming."

In her Golden Globes speech, Oprah also touched on sexual misconduct in Hollywood.

"What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have," she said. "And I'm especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories. Each of us in this room are celebrated because of the stories that we tell, and this year we became the story."

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While many appeared to support the possibility of Oprah running for president, "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane shared his thoughts on Twitter, according to Fox News.

"Oprah is beyond doubt a magnificent orator," he wrote. "But the idea of a reality show star running against a talk show host is troublingly dystopian. We don't want to create a world where dedicated public service careers become undesirable and impractical in the face of raw celebrity."

Sources: Daily MailFox News / Featured Image: Bill Ebbesen/Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: Seal/Instagram via Daily Mail, Eva Rinaldi/Flickr

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