Seal— the artist formerly known as Heidi Klum’s husband and baby daddy— posted an Instagram meme on Wednesday accusing Oprah Winfrey of being aware of Harvey Weinstein’s behavior for decades, but choosing to turn a blind eye on it.
“When you have been part of the problem for decades, but suddenly they all think you are the solution,” reads the meme, captioned over photos of Oprah and Weinstein together at two different events. Oprah is seen kissing the ex-mogul’s cheek in one of the pictures.
He captioned the image: “Oh I forgot, that’s right…..you’d heard the rumours but you had no idea he was actually serially assaulting young stary-eyed actresses who in turn had no idea what they were getting into. My bad. #SanctimoniousHollywood”
Seal’s post is presumably in response to Winfrey’s powerful #TIMESUP speech at last Sunday’s Golden Globes, which resulted in many on Twitter shouting for her 2020 presidential run.
When the Weinstein pandora’s box of sexual abuses came to light late last year, Winfrey’s Facebook post asserted she was not aware of the producer’s longtime behaviors: “I’ve been processing the accounts of Harvey Weinstein’s hideous behavior and haven’t been able to find the words to articulate the magnitude of the situation,” she wrote.