Among many, Oprah is a revered influencer and prominent voice. While she is loved by many, the science community does not always love her influence. One thing that cannot be argued is that Oprah’s voice has a strong influence over public health knowledge. With her magazine, television, online, and radio programs, she has given a spotlight platform to many people who talk about medical treatments and health advice. Many of the claims made on her show are not derived from science-based evidence. As the public begins to speak of her possible presidential run in 2020, Oprah now faces a new round of criticisms based on her previous promotion and the voices that she has lent promotion to over the years.
Here are a few of the people that Oprah has promoted who are currently under fire once again.