Friday, Might 11, 2018|3:28 p.m.
LOS ANGELES– Oprah Winfrey paused prior to talking politics Friday as she stood in front of a crowd of graduates at the University of Southern California.
Then she decided it was safe.
” The reports from my last big speech have lastly died down,” she said to laughter and applause.
That speech at the Golden World Awards in January, loaded with fiery rhetoric on the fight for justice and the #MeToo motion, brought weeks of chatter about a presidential run for the 64-year-old media mogul and movie star that she has actually because dismissed.
” The misogyny has to stop!” she screamed at one comparable minute throughout Friday’s start address to graduates of USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
She also discussed electoral advocacy, weapon control and climate change, however kept it much more casual and apolitical than at the Golden Globes, primarily sticking to more basic inspiring fare.
She emphasized the value of civil service and asked the future journalists and public communicators to be warriors for truth in a time of widespread false information.
” The truth exonerates, and it convicts,” she said. “It decontaminates, and it galvanizes. The fact has actually always been and will constantly be our shield versus corruption, our shield against greed and despair. The reality is our saving grace.”
Winfrey had an answer for those who wondered why she was speaking at this smaller sized, satellite commencement event at the Shrine Auditorium instead of the school’s main event, where stars of her quality usually speak.
” I was going to be here anyhow,” she said.
Thando Dlomo, among Winfrey’s “daughter-girls,” whom Winfrey has actually mentored and sponsored because meeting her on a trip to South Africa when she the woman was in seventh grade, was in the crowd getting a master’s degree in journalism.
” I was looking for smart, brilliant, offering, durable, kind, open-hearted, women who had ‘it,’ that factor that indicates you keep going no matter what,” Winfrey stated. “She can be found in and recited a poem about her teacher, when she left I said ‘she’s got it.'”
Winfrey unwinded with some normal life tips, consisting of:
— “Eat a great breakfast. It really pays off.”
— “Put your phone down at the dinner table.”
— “Know that exactly what you tweet, post and Instagram today may be asked about in a task interview tomorrow or Twenty Years from tomorrow.”
— “Buy a quality mattress.”
— “Don’t low-cost out on your shoes.”
Using black dress and brilliant red hood, Winfrey led the graduates into the auditorium together with the school’s dean, Willow Bay, as the USC marching band played its fight songs.
Those on the dais with her consisted of Bay’s partner, Disney CEO Robert Iger, who in Winfrey’s existence had an uncommon minute where he wasn’t the richest individual in the space.