Oprah Winfrey gave a commencement speech at Colorado College on Sunday.
At the event, she shook hands with every single graduate and gave them all a copy of her book, ‘The Path Made Clear.’
However, one Instagram user did not think this was nearly enough, at a time where liberals are competing for free education policies and billionaires are pledging to pay off student loans.
In a clear comparison to billionaire Robert Smith’s recent and now-famous gesture at Morehouse College, where he pledged to pay off the student loans of graduates, Oprah was told by the Instagram critic that she should have done the same and ‘should have paid off their student debt.’
Oprah responded by reminding the user that she already funds scholarships, and “clapped back” at the Instagram critic.
Oprah Winfrey claps back at Instagram critic who said she should have paid off students' loans after Colorado commencement speech instead of offering free copies of her book https://t.co/dFRdvfygyQ
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) May 21, 2019
According to Fox News:
Oprah Winfrey responded Monday to an Instagram user who called out the billionaire mogul for not paying off student loans after her commencement speech at Colorado College, in an apparent comparison to investor Robert Smith’s now-famous gesture at Morehouse College.
The Queen of Talk was told that she “should have paid off their student debt,” and swiftly responded, pointing out her multimillion-dollar donations through the years to help university students.
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.”
One Instagram user said that instead of giving graduates her latest book, she “should have paid off their student debt.” The comment came after billionaire Robert Smith surprised the Morehouse College graduating class during his commencement address the same day by vowing to pay off the student loans for all 396 graduates.
Oprah also recently surprised a New Jersey high school with a $500,000 gift.
Many on both sides called out the hypocrisy and failed ideology of the Instagram user:
— David Webb (@davidwebbshow) May 21, 2019