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What you are about to read is one hundred per cent false. It is made up. You will never believe this because of its ridiculous, outlandish, and downright stupid nature. You will perceive me as a liar.
At least that’s what they want you to think.
Who is they you ask? The government? Far too simple. The illuminati? Again, too easy. God himself and all of his disciples? Closer.
I am of course speaking of the Oprah Winfrey Network, the real puppet masters pulling the strings of society.
Oprah Winfrey has been a dominant force in American television since “The Oprah Winfrey Show” first aired on September 8, 1986.
After dominating the talk-show landscape from the mid 80s onwards, something happened to the award winning daytime hostess in the year 2003.
She had competition.
Ellen DeGeneres, hostess of the “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” emerged an instant star. Coming hot off of an endorsement by ex-late night host Johnny Carson, and a reasonably successful sitcom and stand-up career, DeGeneres brought a new comedic positivity to day-time TV.
Winfrey, famous for her more serious and dramatic interviews, faced a younger, more humorous DeGeneres.
What was Winfrey to do? DeGeneres’ style of comedy was relatable to all, while Winfrey had trouble tickling the funny bone of the American masses.
Enter Tyler Perry, or should I say, Mabel “Madea” Simmons, or should I say, Oprah Winfrey.
Thats right. You heard it here first. Award winning Oprah Winfrey is in fact the same person as African American cultural icon Tyler Perry, who famously portrays the relatable and hilarious Madea.
Winfrey needed a way to reach out to her lacking ‘lower income’ audience that was still in need of an ‘engaging grandmother figure’ to make them laugh.
The first Madea film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, was released in 2005, just two years after DeGeneres burst onto television sets across the world.
Perry, who is now onto film number nine of the Madea franchise, credits an interview from “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” as being his inspiration to begin writing, in an effort to combat his own inner demons.
Perry has also been on the show to promote several films, and has since struck a deal with Winfrey’s network to produce two separate television programs in 2013, the hour long soap opera, The Haves and Have Nots, as well as a sitcom called, Love Thy Neighbour.
The success of Perry’s career, or should I say an in drag Winfrey’s career, can be entirely attributed to OWN.
Winfrey saw no other choice but to dawn the alias of Mr. Perry, and therein Madea, in a last ditch attempt to ensnare viewers for her own show.
Without the creation, and subsequent endorsement of Tyler Perry’s career, Winfrey risked falling off of mainstream TV charts.
Since Winfrey began posing as Perry, her ratings actually began to plummet.
After 25 years, “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” ended in 2011. Some say it was due to the stress that comes with daily talk shows, or perhaps the dwindling ratings finally got to the television giant.
In reality, it was the lack of favourable reviews that the films in the Madea franchise were receiving. The first of the movies, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, received a rating of 5.7/10 on IMDB, while the final film before Winfrey’s show went under, Madea’s Big Happy Family, was given a measly 4.5/10 on the same website.
Without the above average ratings found within the Madea franchise, Winfrey had no choice but to call it quits, losing out on her core audience of Tyler Perry fans.
Of course Madea films are still being produced, as to keep the illusion that Winfrey and Perry are independent beings.
Only time will tell how long the lies and deception can continue.
When the truth is finally revealed, remember what you read here, remember who told you so.
Remember this when Winfrey has taken over, and Madea’s shrill voice rings across the nation.
Remember this, so we never forget what life was like before.