Cindy’s Uncomfortable Experience on Oprah
During Cindy Crawford’s appearance on “Oprah” back in 1986, when she was just 20 years old, she found herself being treated more as a spectacle than as a respected guest. Crawford recalls being asked to showcase her body to the audience, an experience she now regrets.
Cindy Crawford opens up about feeling objectified during her appearance on Oprah’s talk show, highlighting the importance of respecting boundaries and promoting a more inclusive and empowering environment.
Oprah introduced Cindy by saying, “Have you always had this body? Stand up for a moment, this is what I call a knockout body!” While Cindy smiled awkwardly and obliged, she admits to feeling like an object or a child, something to be seen and not heard.
Looking back on the incident, Cindy expresses her concerns, stating, “When you view it through today’s lens, Oprah says, ‘Stand up and show me your body. Show us why you’re deserving to be here.'” She further explains that at the time, she didn’t fully recognize the inappropriateness of the situation, but upon reflection, she realizes that it was not appropriate, especially coming from someone like Oprah.
Cindy Crawford acknowledges that times have changed, and the incident serves as a reminder of the progress society has made in respecting individuals’ boundaries and promoting a more inclusive and empowering environment.