Oprah Winfrey loves all the free press and adulation she gets when she has her big giveaway show and everyone in the audience gets some amazing gift. What she doesn't love is being the one that pays for any of it.
Like when she gave away 276 Pontiac G6‘s. Pontiac paid for all that. Cost them 7 million dollars. And the audience had to pay the taxes (Daily Show report here). To her credit, this blog says she gave the audience $2500 to cover the taxes one year, but in that case, Oprah, who according to Forbes is the worlds 234th richest person with a net worth of $2.7 billion, still fucked them with a $5500 tax bill. And of course, they would presumably have to pay taxes on that $2500 as well. Oh she's just an angel.
Well now it's Oprahs final season, and for her premiere this week she gave her audience... an 8 day vacation to Australia!
OMG! How amazingly nice of
Oprah the Australian people! They're the first in line to get screwed by Oprah this year, because their tax dollars are helping to bankroll her narcissistic antics. Popeater says...
Oprah Winfrey announced this week that she's taking a plane full of fans on a trip to Australia, where she'll be taping several episodes of her talk show and shuttling her guests to various sights.So Isla Fisher, Sophie Turner, S.I. model Natalie Mendoza, porn star Kiki Vidis, Miranda Kerr, Yvonne Strzechowski (the blond girl from 'Chuck'), Holly Valance, Naomi Watts, Rose Byrne, Elle Macpherson, and Isabel Lucas came here, and Oprah is going there?
Wow Australia is really getting fucked in this deal.
...Australian taxpayers will help foot the bill, to the tune of $3 million, the nation's tourism minister said. "We spent hundreds of millions of dollars over 30 years without much effect, I must say that honestly," he said. "The publicity that Oprah will bring to Australia around the world is something you couldn't buy."
There is literally no one on earth who pictures Australia as anything other than wonderful. Clean, beautiful, filled with friendly people and gorgeous women with sexy accents in bikinis on pristine sun kissed beaches. They might as well spend 3 million to advocate putting cowboy hats on puppies. These are things everyone already loves. It would be like Jessica Alba printing up a list of reasons for why you should let her blow you.