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SNL Brings You a True and Accurate Oprah Biopic Starring Mike O’Brien, a White Guy

In the wake of whitewashing disasters like the casting of Zoe Saldana in a Nina Simone biopic, SNL brings you an Oprah biopic that stars Mike O’Brien as Orpah. O’Brien, in case it’s not obvious, is a white guy. The sketch could be a scathing bit of a satire — but it’s also just deeply surreal. Is the joke on Hollywood for ignoring talented people of color? On SNL for kinda doing the same thing with its cast members in this sketch? On Oprah for loving to be on magazine covers? Because who wouldn’t want to be on a magazine cover? Sounds like fun to me.

Watch SNL’s Surreal Oprah Biopic