Oprah Hits Back After Critics Slam Her for Not Paying Off Student Loans for Graduates

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May 21, 2019May 21, 2019

A recent story made headlines concerning a billionaire who spoke at a college graduation ceremony. While concluding this remarks, he announced he was going to pay off the student loans for everyone who was graduating. Estimates came in that he would most likely be dishing out around $40 million.

As the graduation season is in full swing, some critics are hitting Oprah. The famous talk show host also gave a graduation commencement speech. It's also a well-known fact that Oprah is famous for giving away free stuff and is also very wealthy thanks to her business empire.

"Following her commencement address at Colorado College Sunday, Winfrey posted a photo of herself and a graduate on Instagram, writing 'I don’t know who this guy is but he sure is happy to graduate! I shook hands with all 571 members of @coloradocollege's Class of 2019 and gave them a copy of The Path Made Clear,'" reported Fox.

That is when the controversy began. Users began to attack Oprah and say she should have paid off the student loans for the graduates, juts like the other billionaire did. Oprah wasn't having it.

"Winfrey responded to the comment by explaining that she 'already paid 13 m in scholarships. Have put over 400 men thru @morehouse1867,'" according to Fox.

It was a total mic drop move for Oprah.

"Her contribution created a fund that has grown to $12 million and has awarded scholarships to more than 400 men. Winfrey is one of Morehouse College’s top donors in the institution’s history," according to reports.

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