Oprah Winfrey is speaking out against the “racist robocalls” impersonating her that were reportedly sent out to voters in Georgia ahead of yesterday’s midterm elections. The 64-year-old media maven has been stumping for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in the weeks leading up the election. Winfrey attended rallies and even went door-to-door to get out the vote.
The group behind the calls is a white supremacist group, CNN reports
“This is the magical negro, Oprah Winfrey, asking you to make my fellow negress, Stacey Abrams, governor of Georgia,” the calls said, according to CNN. They later reportedly referred to Abrams as “someone white women can be tricked into voting for, especially the fat ones.”
“I promise that every single person who votes for Stacey Abrams, you’re going to get a new car,” said the call, a reference to one of her most celebrated talk show moments. “So you get a car! And you get a car! And you get a car! And you get a car! Everybody gets a car!”
In a post on Instagram, Winfrey said: “I heard people were making racist robocalls in my name, against Stacey Abrams, who I am 100 percent for in Georgia. I just want to say, Jesus don’t like ugly. And we know what to do about that: Vote.”
She captioned the clip, “The antidote to hate… VOTE your love!”
Source: Pulse of Radio