Oprah Vs. The Beef Industry

American Voicesbusiness ISSUE 33•04 Feb 3, 1998

Oprah Winfrey is being sued in Texas court by beef-industry representatives, who claim that remarks she made on a show about mad-cow disease were "false and disparaging," costing them millions of dollars in beef sales. What do you think?

  • “As a fat, uneducated housewife, I am deeply torn between my love of Oprah and my love of beef.”

    Bernice Gadsen –
    Homemaker

  • “Because of what Oprah said, I'm not eating beef anymore. I'm also applying blush with the cheekbone.”

    Angela Dorner –
    Cashier

  • “I just hope this trial doesn't keep Oprah from telling me what to read this month.”

    Chris Kelleher –
    Optometrist

  • “The Beef Council must be very worried about the millions of dollars it would lose if Oprah were to stop buying beef.”

    Kevin Ingersoll –
    Student

  • “Today on her show, Oprah was wearing a mauve pullover. Now I hear mauve-pullover futures are going through the roof.”

    Roy Brady –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Oprah's guilt in this case is implicit. After all, she has claimed many times that she's every woman.”

    Reid Humphries –
    Lawyer