In case you missed the entire 12 hour media cycle that got us to this place, people are already fighting about whether or not Oprah Winfrey should be president.
Yesterday, she floored the Golden Globes (and beyond) with her incredible speech about racial and gender inequality, while becoming the first black woman to accept the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
An avalanche of tweets called on her to run for office in 2020, which led to people explaining why this would be a very bad idea, and then reports that she might actually be considering it, to people getting mad that if an inexperienced imbecile like Trump can do it, why can’t she, to more people saying that MAYBE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF EXPERIENCE IN POLITICS till they were blue in the face.
It’s been a President Oprah Hot Take Bonanza, one which will hopefully die by tomorrow.
But before it does, let us just point out that The Boondocks, the adult animated sitcom based off the syndicated comic strip, predicted a President Oprah Winfrey all the way back in 2005.
— #DYECB (@TASKvsTheWorld) January 8, 2018
If this does indeed come to pass, then Boondocks will have officially pulled a Simpsons (President Trump) or a Black Mirror (the UK prime minister fucking a pig).
While there are certainly good arguments for Oprah not running for president, this would be one of the better ‘life imitates art’ incidences in recent years, so you know. Could be worse.Image: The Boondocks