Clips from Oprah Winfrey’s 2003 sit-down interview with the iconic country singer Dolly Parton has resurfaced and fans are questioning Oprah’s intentions behind the very personal questions.
A fan posted the first clip to the interview on Twitter Saturday.
i feel like oprah wanted her to be embarrassed but ms dolly said “nope” pic.twitter.com/QuYnxx1fNT— keiajah (key-asia) 💛🌻🤎 (@keiajahhh) August 28, 2021
In the first video, Oprah asks Dolly how she’s able to stay looking so good and Dolly responds jokingly that she’s a “cartoon” and that she “looks the same all the time.” Oprah then proceeds to ask her about the cosmetic work she’s had done which Dolly responds proudly, “Yes, I have and I’ll have some more done when I need it.” Fans are saying that Oprah’s “disappointed” look was throwing shade towards Dolly’s openness.
i went searching for the rest. why did oprah drag dollys mental health into it 😐 pic.twitter.com/Z9XzbM8iwt— Liz (@datbitchliz) August 28, 2021
Another fan posted the second part of the interview and tweeted out, “why did Oprah drag dollys mental health into it.”
During the second clip, Oprah asked, “When you hit your 40s I heard that you went into a huge depression?” Dolly responded, “I didn’t go into a depression because I was 40, that’s just because I was fat and 40,” she added with a laugh.
Look how fans are responding to the interview:
Oprah wasn’t pulling some type of move here. She was asking questions based on stuff Dolly herself had said. Oprah’s huge platform discussing mental health & cosmetic surgery without having it seen as taboo topics was groundbreaking. Her questions had zero judgment.— José (@josecanyousee) August 29, 2021
Oprah was a hater.— 𝐵𝑒𝒸𝒸𝒶 (@MJFINESSELOVER) August 28, 2021
Me when I wake up & find out they're trying to cancel Oprah. pic.twitter.com/to8UpP63CX— Kate Sweeney (@tweens63) August 29, 2021
Because that’s what her show was about at that time:— Joseph Fenity (@fenity) August 29, 2021
mental/emotional (as well as spiritual) well-being.
Dolly also openly detailed this time in her life in her 1994 autobiography.
Sounds like Oprah had a perfectly valid question.
Dolly seemed OK with it too.
Never cared for Oprah tbh, especially after the way she did Michael Jackson. Dolly is an Angel.— Pro Hero 🐰🥕✨ (@RheaMorris_) August 28, 2021
she looked so upset when she wasn't able to make her feel shame.... oprah is an aquarius sun... do with that what you will— ً (@geybolin) August 28, 2021
And Dolly remained unbothered, Oprah was weird for that.— 𝓚𝓮𝓴𝓮 -𝓬𝓱𝓪𝓷 (@mscinnabooty) August 28, 2021
It wasn’t dragging. Oprah had been relentlessly insulted over the years for her weight among other things. She asked these questions to many people. She’s often focused on body image. A lot of women really face these challenges at 40+.— Lynnez ❤️ (@Lynnenallo) August 29, 2021