OUT OF TOUCH: Oprah Winfrey Baffled by Backlash to Her Request for Maui Donations (VIDEO)

From the moment that billionaire Oprah Winfrey and multi-millionaire ‘The Rock’ started asking the public for donations to fire victims in Maui, the public started pushing back.

People all over the country are hurting financially and many critics felt that if Oprah really wanted to help, she should have just done it herself.

People also didn’t trust her claim that she and The Rock were kicking it off with a ten million dollar donation.

She went on CBS Mornings on Friday and showed that she has no idea why people reacted in this way.

Breitbart News reports:

Watch — Oprah Winfrey Shocked over Maui Fire Donation Backlash: ‘It Made Me Sad’

Oprah Winfrey says she was shocked over the online “vitriol” in reaction to her urging the public to donate money toward the victims of the Maui wildfires.

“I was so excited about it, and then I got up the next morning, and I saw all of this vitriol, and I was, like, ‘Whoa, what happened here?’” Winfrey said in an interview with CBS Mornings.

“It made me sad that we are at this state in our country.”

Winfrey also suggested that she faced “an onslaught of being terrorized and vilified online” when she urged the public to give money to help victims of the Maui wildfires.

“All the online, you know, being — attacks, lies, conspiracy theories, really took the focus off of what was the most important thing, and that was the people of Maui,” Winfrey insisted.

See the video below:

NEW: Oprah says she was really sad after the backlash she faced after donating $10M to Maui fire victims with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

“It made me sad that we are at this state in our country.”

Oprah, who is worth $2.8B, said she was just trying to be like Dolly Parton.

“So,… pic.twitter.com/kc9pMJedCx

— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) September 15, 2023

She really doesn’t get it.

But she never mentions how much of the $10M “start off $$” has gone to the Maui Fire victims. From the sounds of things, the answer is $0.00. Instead she’s crying victim of conspiracy theories and online vitriol.

— zeromyhero (@nothng2sumthng) September 15, 2023

Oprah Winfrey is worth $2.5 Billion and Dwayne the Rock Johnson is worth $800 Million and these two have the audacity to asked the everyday citizens to donate to their fundraisers to help the people of Maui when we know those people would probably NEVER see that money! Inflation… pic.twitter.com/PczZQDyD8k

— ꪻꫝể ꪻꫝể (@TheThe1776) September 1, 2023

I’ll tell you what happened Oprah, you weren’t at one of your $5000 a plate benefits asking your rich friends. You were asking hard working Americans pissed at their government for sending their tax money to other countries pic.twitter.com/XgxsClrPBp

— @stevenvoiceover (@stevenvoiceover) September 15, 2023

Oprah probably should have just quietly helped her many struggling neighbors in Maui and not tried to make a big virtue signal out of it.

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