Oprah to keep covering face after year-long isolation in $40M mansion, opposes ending mask mandate

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Oprah Winfrey, who is rich enough to fly private whenever and wherever she wants, claims that it is premature to end the mask mandate for plane travel.

The talk show host and media mogul, 68, who voluntarily isolated herself for almost a year during the pandemic told the Los Angeles Times in an article published on Friday that she will continue to mask up even when on the ground.

“I just heard today that masks are being taken off the planes and people cheering. Well, that will not be me. I personally think it’s too soon to be removing masks from planes. But that’s what people choose to do. And if I were on a commercial plane, I would be one of the people who would still be wearing my mask,” she explained.

“And I would be one of the people still wearing my masks in an enclosed building with people who I didn’t know if they were or were not vaccinated. But that is just me. And I certainly accept that there are other people who disagree. I’m OK with that as long as I can wear mine. And so people who look at me cross-eyed when I do, OK,” Winfrey added.

Trump-appointed, Tampa-based U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle struck down the CDC-imposed mask mandate on planes and for other forms of public transportation back on April 18 (so Oprah Winfrey may not have been keeping up all the news), ruling that the agency, as a matter of administrative law, exceeded its authority. The Biden administration plans to appeal.

People who prefer to go mask-free, moreover, don’t interfere with those who decide to continue to wear facial coverings.

As its executive producer, Winfrey is currently promoting a new documentary called “The Color of Care,” which chronicles alleged racial inequities in the healthcare delivery system, especially during COVID.

Winfrey, who as an estimated net worth of $3.5 billion, reportedly hunkered down in her $40 million Santa Barbara, Calif. mansion during the coronavirus surge.

“I’ve been so careful with myself that my own friends make fun of me. I didn’t leave home for 322 days — literally did not leave the house. So it has not been for me personally a heavy burden to bear,” she admitted.

The A-list luminary also admitted that she personally benefits from privilege via her celebrity status.

You get the doctor’s appointment. You don’t have to wait in line. You don’t have to deal with a lot of excess delays that other people have. And so I have lived this life of privilege and advantage, and then been exposed to the best of healthcare. I don’t normally get headaches, but if I get a headache I immediately think I have brain cancer. And so I’m now getting an MRI to get it checked out. And I can always get the MRI. Being exposed to what that kind of celebrity does when it comes to having access to what you need, I have a particularly strong empathy for people who can’t get it and don’t have it…I feel completely responsible for having created the life that I have and also equally grateful and blessed for it. But I understand that it is a very blessed and privileged life that gives you access to healthcare, access to whatever you need, in a way that many people do not.

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33 thoughts on “Oprah to keep covering face after year-long isolation in $40M mansion, opposes ending mask mandate

  1. I hope she wears one forever!! Could care less, but she’d better dry up the tears, because it will get very wet! Just leave me alone and free to not wear one.

  2. Mask mandate should be required for her. I dont care to see that fat ugly (Hes the ONE!) face again . I doubt anyone else wants to see it either. For all the OPRAH fans out there. See what youve done to our nation!

  3. Oprah will likely die from obesity before any covid virus. Hey Oprah, make sure you wear your face diaper when you do take a dirt nap, who know what’s on the other side. LOL

  4. My husband and I pay $1600 a month for our health care premium and I’d have to be dying with an ax sticking out of my head to get an MRI. We pay this every single month and NEVER go to the dr.

  5. She flies on her own private plane … Yeesh she’s so whiny. My guess she doesn’t wear a mask on her plane, but makes all her staff wear one. Including staff in the mansion. She certainly didn’t stay home cooking and cleaning herself. Good thing her staff isn’t afraid to go out. Rough life. She’s clueless.

  6. This is the way the Rich think and live. To me she is no better than a Pedophile. Anyone that would hug up on Harvey Weistein there is nothing coming to them. She wants people to think she is something, well she is a Big Fat Rich Turd. Maybe if we are lucky she will wear her Lovely Mask to bed and stop breathing.

  7. Or how about she was “ in isolation” for a year because she’s wearing an ankle monitor. She’s being investigated for running CHILD TRAFFICKING through her foreign “ charities”…..😡😡

  8. To quote the great William Shakespere: “Good mask, to hide her face. For her mask’s the fairer face!”

  9. That’s fine Oprah, you keep your mask on, wear a burka if you want. Not having to ever see your face again is fine with the vast majority of Americans.

  10. Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    She’s afraid because obesity is the #1 risk factor.

  11. She doesn’t look well. Look at her eyes…. huge bags under them that she’s trying to hide with those huge glasses. In regard to the masks…. fun FACT…. during the Spanish flu (which was truly bad, not like Covid where you have 99.8 percent chance of survival) stats revealed that areas where people didn’t wear masks had the same morality rate as the areas where they did wear masks. Too bad masks don’t work. Maybe they have a placebo effect though.

  12. I don’t care if she wants to wear a mask or not, as long as I don’t. She sounds paranoid, staying in her mansion for so many days.

  13. She made it clear it was her choice, and had supposedly nothing against those who chose maskless. Good for her. However, I’m in line with others, she didn’t have to leave her mansion. She had her every need taken care of, theater, fitness room, pool, shop on-line, do any shows from her mansion, you name it. As long as she’s honest and doesn’t get caught up partying without a mask, she’ll be OK.

    1. Yes, like her Good Adriochrome Addicted Friend ObumDung. No masks at his 60 B-Day Bash.

  14. As far as I’m concerned she could wear a full burka for the rest of her life.

  15. Her masks must have FOOD PORTS!! I honestly don’t CARE what she does – it’s HER PERSONAL choice just like the REST OF US have PERSONAL CHOICES!!

    1. Yet didn’t get to use them, because of draconian mandates from our communist dictatorship government. Just saying

  16. What if I told you the biggest indicator of how long you’re going to live is your zip code?

    What if I told you the biggest indicator of how likely you are to be a crime victim is your Zip Code? It’s a fact that a very huge percentage of crime in the U.S,. occurs in a very tiny percentage of Zip Codes. I’ll let you guess as to the primary ethnicity of the residents in those Zip Codes.

  17. It’s all hands on deck for the sinking democrats and their ilk. Gonna get big mama to push their bullshit mandates.

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