Someone had the nerve to correct Oprah Winfrey, but she gave them the classiest clapback ever.
Winfrey shared a picture of herself with Maya Angelou to commemorate the late poet’s 91st birthday.
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Maya would have been 91 today! This is my favorite picture of us. Even in death I feel the “unbroken continuity” of her mother-sister-friendship referenced in the Henry Scott Holland canon 🙏🏽❤️ Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away to the next room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, That, we still are. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effect. Without the trace of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same that it ever was. There is absolute unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you. For an interval. Somewhere. Very near. Just around the corner. All is well.
“Maya would have been 91 today!” she wrote. “This is my favorite picture of us.”
Most people would think this is a sweet moment and keep scrolling, but someone in desperate need of home-training came for the media mogul in the comment section.
“Ms. Angelou to you Oprah,” the user said. “You have no license to call her Maya. She will always be Ms. Angelou.”
The commenter was parodying a now-viral clip from the ‘90s showing Angelou correcting a young woman who called the writer by her first name.
I can’t wait to turn 30 so I can read one of yall for calling me by my first name like this: pic.twitter.com/ym71DkWCNn— Mr. Girth of a Nation (@PrinceCharmingP) March 14, 2019
Instead of embarrassing this lost soul, Winfrey politely flexed on ‘em.
“She actually gave me permission after the 2nd or 3rd visit to her home to call her ‘Maya.’ Believe me, I’ve witnessed when other folk did NOT have that permission,” she wrote.
Other commenters got their life from her response.
“The audacity,” wrote one. “Respect the queen and stop trolling her page. Educate yourself and listen to the two part special of super soul Sunday with her and Ms. Angelou on spotify before you make such ignorant statements.”
“I’m not sure how you thought you knew what Oprah was allowed to do with her very close friend Maya Angelou,” said another. “Pretty funny!”
“My guy you are lucky that Oprah actually replied to you,” added one more.
We think this person should have minded their business.
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