Rose McGowan Vs. Oprah Winfrey: All the Accusations Detailed

Rose McGowan has taken aim at Oprah Winfrey in a cutting social media attack.

McGowan caused a big reaction online after making a number of accusations against the actress, host and producer, as she also included an image of Winfrey kissing Harvey Weinstein on the cheek.

The single tweet by former Charmed star McGowan contains a number of references to complicated real world events, and she's stood by the claims by pinning the tweet to the top of her Twitter feed.

What Did Rose McGowan Say About Oprah Winfrey?

On Sunday August 29, McGowan made her opinions on Winfrey very clear by tweeting: "I am glad more are seeing the ugly truth of @Oprah. I wish she were real, but she isn't. From being pals with Weinstein to abandoning & destroying Russell Simmon's victims, she is about supporting a sick power structure for personal gain, she is as fake as they come. #lizard"

I am glad more are seeing the ugly truth of @Oprah. I wish she were real, but she isn’t. From being pals with Weinstein to abandoning & destroying Russell Simmon’s victims, she is about supporting a sick power structure for personal gain, she is as fake as they come. #lizard pic.twitter.com/RCuXNpWCU0

— Rose 🌊McGowan (@rosemcgowan) August 29, 2021

McGowan has almost one million followers and her tweet was liked by over 10 thousand, retweeted by two and a half thousand, while almost one thousand Twitter users felt compelled to reply to the accusations.

McGowan retweeted one of these responses from @momsgem09 which thanked her for speaking out against Winfrey and "bridging the gap between the poor and the elites by exposing the corrupt."

Winfrey is yet to respond to the claims made by McGowan.

What Did Rose McGowan Mean in Her Tweet About Oprah?

Winfrey has long been considered a national treasure for her popular daytime talk show, her books, her work in Hollywood and for her philanthropy, but McGowan claims Winfrey is "as fake as they come," admitting she wishes she "were real, but she isn't."

McGowan reminded her followers of being "pals" with disgraced Hollywood producer Weinstein by attaching a photo of her kissing him on the cheek.

Weinstein was known to have many established celebrity friends before his checkered history of sexual assault was exposed in 2017.

Winfrey has since spoken out against Weinstein and been a supporter of the Time's Up and MeToo movements, which were born in the wake of this scandal.

McGowan also makes strong accusations that Winfrey was involved in "abandoning & destroying Russell Simmon's victims." This is a reference to the multiple accusations of sexual assault and rape against Simmons, an entrepreneur and co-founder of Def Jam Recordings.

In 2020, Winfrey withdrew as the executive producer of a documentary film, On the Record, which detailed sexual assault against Simmons. At the time she said in a statement, "there is more work to be done on the film to illuminate the full scope of what the victims endured, and it has become clear that the filmmakers and I are not aligned in that creative vision."

The New York Times alleged that Winfrey backed down from the exposé after acknowledging Simmons had pushed her to do so, although it was a decision she made without influence from him.

McGowan finished her tweet with the hashtag "lizard."

This could be a reference to the colloquial term, conspiracy theory and sci-fi notion of lizard people. It often refers to people in positions of high power, usually politically, who are secretly shapeshifting reptilian aliens who take on human form to manipulate societies.

Rose McGowan and Oprah Winfrey
Rose McGowan has made a number of accusations against Oprah Winfrey on Twitter -- allegations which Winfrey has yet to respond to. Craig Barritt/Getty Images