Fifteen years after the fact, Oprah talks about the devastating slurs thrown her way after appearing on the coming out episode of Ellen DeGeneres’ once popular television sitcom. It’s pretty unbelievable nowadays, but things were pretty different even only a little more than a decade ago.
When Oprah Winfrey agreed to guest-star on the groundbreaking "coming-out" episode of Ellen DeGeneres' sitcom "Ellen" in 1997, she did not expect to receive backlash and vicious racial slurs to be targeted at her.
The former daytime talk show queen made an appearance on the episode titled "puppy episode," in which she played a therapist who helped Ellen make the realization that she was gay - this episode also served as DeGeneres' real-life admission. Read More