I posted about the “Sex Scandal” at Oprah’s Leadership academy and we knew that it wouldn’t be long before the Big O responded. So After reports surfaced of several students getting suspended for sexually harassing their schoolmates, Oprah has just released the following statement about what happened.
I’m disappointed that several of our students chose to disregard the school’s rules. It’s disheartening when any student has to be suspended or expelled and it’s a process that involves serious review and consideration. We insist on maintaining a campus environment that commands mutual respect, fosters academic excellence and encourages learners to fulfill their best potential. Indiscretions resulting in disciplinary action are common in schools all over the world. Unfortunately, because of my name these common infractions place the Academy in the media spotlight.”
While, I’m not sure that suspending 15 girls is “common” I am glad that Oprah hasn’t made a big deal about the nature of the incident. Being gay is a natural thing (as all of us know) and that fact that these girls are all together only breads curiosity, in my opinion. I know as a young person I was curious, and I’m sure many of you were too. I’m glad that Oprah hasn’t made a big deal out of the fact that these girls were experimenting, if you will, with each other and discovering their sexuality.