Oprah Winfrey, the media mogul, and her longtime friend, Gayle King, recently visited Jordan, where they had the opportunity to explore the country’s many famous sites. Oprah documented their trip on social media, sharing photos of the duo at the site of Jesus’ baptism, in Petra, and even riding camels.
However, not all fans were thrilled with Oprah’s photos of her riding a camel, as some criticized her for supporting an industry that mistreats animals. The issue of animal cruelty in the tourism industry, particularly in camel riding, has been controversial for years.
While Oprah has yet to address the criticism, her fans continue to express their concerns about the treatment of animals in the tourism industry.
In other news, Oprah has also weighed in on the topic of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attending King Charles’ Coronation, set to take place in the coming years. In an interview, Oprah commented that the couple should do what is best for them and their family when attending the event.
As Oprah is a close friend of the royal couple, her comments have garnered much attention, particularly given the couple’s recent decision to step back from their senior roles in the British royal family.
Whether Harry and Meghan will attend the coronation remains to be seen, but Oprah’s comments suggest that the couple will decide based on what is best for them and their family.
Oprah’s recent trip to Jordan and her comments on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle demonstrates her continued relevance and influence in popular culture and current events.
The camel ride photo, which Oprah shared on Instagram, garnered much attention and criticism from animal rights activists. Many took to the comments section to express their concerns about the welfare of the camel and the exploitation of animals in tourism.
Some commenters pointed out that camels are often mistreated in the tourism industry, forced to carry heavy loads and work long hours without proper rest and care. Others argued that promoting these activities on social media platforms can encourage more people to engage in animal tourism, perpetuating the cycle of animal abuse.
This is not the first time Oprah has faced backlash for her social media posts. In 2020, she faced criticism for promoting a book on Instagram that was accused of fostering pseudoscientific claims about COVID-19.
Regarding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Oprah expressed her support for the couple, saying they should decide based on what is best for them and their family. She also praised Harry and Meghan for their decision to step back from their royal duties and prioritize their mental health and well-being.