Oprah Winfrey discussed that “After Neverland” backlash on Wednesday’s “The Daily Show”.
Winfrey, who has been busy promoting her new book The Path Made Clear, host Trevor Noah: “I haven’t had that much hateration since I did the puppy episode with Ellen [DeGeneres, the episode in which DeGeneres came out as gay].
The media maven came under scrutiny for her one-off special in which she chatted with Michael Jackson accusers Wade Robson and James Safechuck.
“But when I saw that documentary,” she went on, “I realized that a lot of people are going to be triggered by watching it, and a lot of people will not understand what the pattern is.”
Winfrey said that she’d done “217 shows trying to get people to understand that it’s not about one person, that it is about the pattern.”
The superstar added, according to The Hollywood Reporter: “People call it molestation, but there is a big seducing that goes on… and that was important enough for me to take the hateration for.”
Winfrey also took part in Noah’s “Between the Scenes” segment, discussing whether she experiences “normal” things like running out of toilet paper.