Looks like this will be the first time Oprah Winfrey won’t be giving the people what they want: she’s said that the recent calls for her to run for president in 2020 is ‘not something that interests me.’
In an interview with InStyle, Winfrey said about her possibly taking up the Democratic helm for the 2020 presidency was something that did not interest her because she has ‘always been secure and confident’ with she knows she can and cannot do.
Winfrey’s name started popping up as a presidential bid after her rousing speech at the Golden Globes in early January, which drew people to a standing ovation and more importantly, was also a landmark event as she was the first person of color to be garnered the Cecille B. DeMille award for her outstanding contributions to America’s film, television, and book industries, and she was recognized as well for her humanitarian efforts.
Aside from producing and acting in movies, she also runs her own cable channel.
She spoke powerfully on themes of race, gender, power and the ‘Me Too’ campaign against sexual harassment.
When she told “all the girls watching here… to know that a new day is on the horizon!” many took it to mean that she might consider a bid for the US presidency, but unfortunately it isn’t so; but of course she was referring to the advancements that will come as more and more women, people of color, and people of different sexualities are fighting for their rights in fields and industries where they are shunned or abused.
“And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women … and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say ‘Me too’ again.,” she said.
You can watch the entirety of her speech over here: