Critics are not keeping quiet about Oprah’s farewell episode and her seemingly preachy approach to ending her show. Rather than shower her audience with cars and celebrities, the “Queen of Daytime” served her subjects, what critics are calling, a sermon. For one hour Oprah sat alone on her stage, alternating between weeping and preaching to her audience about what she has learned over her 25 years on air.
Calling on the apparent God complex that most believe she has, The New York Post’s Michael Starr, said "And On The Final Day, she wept. Oprah Winfrey signed off yesterday after 25 years as TV's reigning daytime queen -- sounding more like an evangelist than a talk-show host.” While Oprah did call on the Golden Rule 'Do unto others as you would have others do unto you', she also highlighted social issues that she has spent time advocating during her daytime show, like sexual abuse and alcoholism.