Why Did Oprah Cancel Apple TV+ Documentary on Sexual Assault in the Music Industry?
Here are all that you need to know about why Oprah canceled Apple TV+ documentary on sexual assault in the music industry!
Very few people in the United States of America don't recognize the name Oprah, and even fewer are strangers to her huge heart. Ever since the beginning of her career, Oprah Winfrey dedicated her life to making the world a better and safer place to live in. Winfrey never missed out on a chance to voice or act on situations that helped humanity as a whole.
Oprah Winfrey made headlines when she called off her involvement with Apple TV+.
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Oprah, however, made the headlines when she called off her involvement with Apple TV+ documentary based on a sensitive matter, sexual assault in the music industry. Now we know what you're thinking, this doesn't sound like Oprah at all, and yes, you're right.
While Oprah did cancel her association with the streaming service's documentary, she did it because she found the documentary falling behind on the purpose it was created for. The Untitled documentary from Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering with Oprah as the executive producer was set to be premiered at the Sundance Film Festival later this month.
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The 65 years old philanthropist told The Hollywood Reporter,
I have decided that I will no longer be executive producer on The Untitled Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering documentary and it will not air on Apple TV+, Winfrey said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. First and foremost, I want it to be known that I unequivocally believe and support the women. Their stories deserve to be told and heard. In my opinion, there is more work to be done on the film to illuminate the full scope of what the victims endured, and it has become clear that the filmmakers and I are not aligned in that creative vision.
Although Oprah is holding back from the documentary, it isn't because she no longer supports the cause. But that didn't hold back some nay-sayer to criticize Oprah's decision. A twitter user even went far enough to write,
Sounds like Oprah found out one of her friends in the music industry would be exposed.
Winfrey, nevertheless, made it as clear as she could that the reason she pulled out wasn't her lack of support for women's rights and for the sexually abused when she announced her untimely departure from the Apple TV+ show.
As for the streaming service Apple TV+ itself, no announcement has yet been released.
Since Apple TV+ allegedly holds the ownership of the rights of the film, the fate of this fact-based show may not be doomed after all. How the streaming service decides to act, only may tell.
Be that as it may, this isn't the first time Apple TV+ is putting a hold on one of its projects. A show inspired by actual events titled 'The Banker' was pulled merely a week before it was set to be screened at the AFI Festival. The ill-fated project's destiny remains a mystery as Apple continues to keep its lips sealed on the topic.