Winfrey speaks out after an old clip "from the vault" of her talk show found new life on social media.
A video from Oprah Winfrey's past came back to haunt her this week, after a 2006 clip from her talk show went viral on Twitter. Now, after the video generated a ton of attention online, Winfrey is explaining what was really going through her head when it all went down.
In case you missed it, a Buzzfeed reporter revived a video of Oprah tasting a dish prepared by Anna Ginsberg, who was awarded a $1 million prize by Pillsbusy thanks to her baked chicken and spinach stuffing recipe.
I often think about the time Oprah did a cooking segment with a woman whose chicken recipe won $1 million, and Oprah's jaw dropped when she tasted it and realized the lady didn't even add seasoning pic.twitter.com/rfs7PS1Jc3
After racking up almost 60k retweets in five days, word got back to Winfrey, who responded to the video and reporter Spencer Althouse on Thursday.
"Okay Spencer, I don't know whatever made you pull that tape out of the vault. But it made me laugh," she said to camera. "Here's the deal, this is what I was thinking: I always wanted anybody who came on the show, no matter what they did, to have a good experience, and I also want to stay in my own truth while allowing them to have that good experience."
"So I was having a moment of trying to decide, do I want her to have a great time, what is my real moment of truth because the truth for me, was that I am used to having salt and pepper on my chicken, that's just the truth," she continued. "That's what I was thinking, this chicken needs some salt and pepper!"
Moral of the story here: season your food!
Watch Oprah's response, as well as a longer version of the original clip on her Instagram post below:
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