Oprah Winfrey defends the Kardashians
Oprah Winfrey has defended the Kardashian family after actress Rebel Wilson accused Kim and company of having no talent.
The legendary talk show host and media mogul previously interviewed the reality TV family for her show Oprah's Next Chapter, and now she has leaped to their defence following the Pitch Perfect actress' recent comments about them, insisting the Kardashians have a very healthy work ethic.
"I interviewed the Kardashians two years ago and I can’t believe how hard they work," she told KIIS FM's Kyle and Jackie O Show in Australia on Monday. "People don’t understand that. People think, 'Oh, if a television camera’s just following you, then that’s just easy'. To really create a reality series that looks like something's actually happening, it means you have to be 'on' all the time. I went to film them as a family and I couldn't believe how hard they worked. We were there for seven hours and they were gonna tape another seven hours after I left. No matter who you are, that is work."
Oprah's comments follow Rebel's refusal to present an award with Kendall and Kylie at the MTV Video Music Awards in August. The actress recently told the Kyle and Jackie O Show: "They’re famous for no talent. I said I’d do it myself. What they stand for is totally against what I stand for. They seem a bit superficial and their careers aren't really based on talent. I know they're super popular, but I'm all about personality and working hard to get to where I am."