posted on Dec, 21 2005 @ 09:43 PM
Originally posted by smallpeeps
Again, the I don't think she somehow beaned a special show of Oprah just to Dave's house when he just happened to be watching, to tell him she was
out to get him.
What is stated, is that Oprah, during her interview with Tom Cruise, turns to the camera and in a non-sequitor, says "And shame on you, Dave
Chappelle, for your horrible show which makes black people look so bad." or some such words. They would not be seen as anything really odd by
Oprah's army. Dave Chappelle, however, would be freaked. Also, they were only played in the local affiliate and if that was Hollywood or LA, nobody
would notice Oprah giving some kind of shout-out to Dave Chappelle or chastising him thusly.
Do you realize how powerful Oprah is?
All too powerful, the influence she wields over Mrs Middle America scares the hell out of me and I live thousands of kilometres away.
What I don't understand is how such a no-talent hack could become so popular. Do you have some kind of mediocracy over there or something. She must
be just about the worst interviewer on television.
And don't forget this is the woman who told a bunch of Zulus in South Africa that she had Zulu blood and wished she'd been born in South Africa.
Yeah, Oprah, right, whateverya reckon. Born in South Africa? Under apartheid? Where the best you could have been was a housemaid? You? Turn brain on,
It is clear that who ever made that website was just making thing up, so we should be careful about believing ANYTHING on the site.
It is clear? To whom? Look, I'm not defending this theory, but when a guy like DC gets his chance at the big time, then becomes the next Richard
Pryor and Eddie Murphy combined, busting out a 50 million dollar contract and the funniest show on tv --then bails to Africa, insanely afraid of
something, it's reasonable to question why.
Yes, it is.
I would suggest that stress, possibly coupled with drug-use got to him. I work in the media and it is a massive presuure cooker with egos blown out of
all proportion, anyone would think we were curing cancer for how seriously we take ourselves. I mean, who really cares who got what dressing room and
which useless bloody perks.
The B-story in Bruce Almighty is actually a fairly good illustration of how shallow the whole thing is.
Now, if Dave is using (or was using as the case may be) mind/perception-altering substances such as coc aine, which lead to feelings of paranoia,
and he's working in a situation where all the credit goes to him, and all the blame is laid on him, and he's under steadily increasing pressure to
always be funnier, grittier, newer than his last broadcast and he's in contractual negotiations...
To quote the movie "something's gotta give".
Better he take temporary leave of his senses and accuse Oprah of personal handgun ownership than hang himself, as a couple of others have done.