Say It Ain’t So? Oprah to Stop Appearing on Every Cover of ‘O’ Magazine

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Every since its inception, Oprah Winfrey has appeared on the cover of her O, The Oprah Magazine, butOprah magazine according to a report in the New York Post, Oprah is planning to end that practice soon.

Having Oprah on the cover has become O magazine’s signature, but Hearst staffers report that Oprah has grown tired of the photo shoots associated with appearing on each month’s cover.

Even though the photo shoot never takes longer than one day, it’s a duty that Oprah apparently just doesn’t want anymore, which has staffers stuck with trying to divine a new idea for the magazine cover.

One idea that’s being circulated is to just decorate the ‘O’ on the cover instead of having a person appear on the magazine cover. That idea may seem a little lame, but then the question becomes, how does O, The Oprah Magazine become about anything except Oprah Winfrey? And if it is still about Oprah, then how does it place someone else on the cover of a magazine that has been structured to highlight and orbit around the ideas of one woman?

Every magazine has its own signature, just as The New Yorker uses a lot of insightful cartoons for its cover, O magazine uses Oprah, so how can the magazine succeed without its hallmark? On the other hand, considering that Oprah is getting older, it’s a given that this formula would eventually require a reassessment.

There is no way to know at present whether the Post story is true, but what do you think? Should Ms. Winfrey retire from appearing on every cover? Would you still be pulled toward buying the magazine if she didn’t appear on each and every cover?



  1. Cindy

    January 23, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    No. Especially if another person appears on the cover of her magazine.

  2. Jeg Lee

    January 24, 2014 at 7:30 am

    That is the reason why I never brought the magazine, her picture is on each of them. I respect her and she’s fabulous. If this is true, I am glad she has decided to change the front.

  3. Corbin

    January 24, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Whose picture is she going to use as a replacement? Gail?

  4. Rev. George Brooks

    January 24, 2014 at 11:58 am

    I wasn’t going to get into this, but Corbin had me on the floor laughing. As much as I admire Oprah, she and Gail are two very sorry, sad cases of black womanhood, aren’t they? AND THEY HAVE MONEY AND GREAT SUCCESS??? But they cannot be woman (or man) enough to tell the truth, can they? (smile) Even in this era of when everybody is coming out of the closet. Well, not everyone just yet. (smile) Along with these two, I have been trying to get Steve Cohen, the Jewish Congressman, Congresswoman, or what have you, to come out also, and admit that he’s from Freaksville. But he continues to make fools of black folks in that predominantly black district, which is the only on in these United States that elects, continually, a Jew rather than a black to represent them. So I call it a “freak leading nuts.” As for Oprah’s magazine, I have NEVER read it, because whites (mostly Jewish) are really running and controlling it, and not she. And I do not support black publications that are controlled by folks that are not black. — Rev. George Brooks

    • Rosa Butler

      January 24, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      Rev. George Brooks you are suppose to be a man of God. Why are you judging Oprah and Gail? You don’t read her magazine that’s your business but don’t judge only God can judge. “Crabs In A Barrel”

  5. Elem

    January 24, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Her pictures on every cover is beyond egotistical. The truth is, somebody let her have the truth. Please put other people on the cover.

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