I think that was a good choice. She is a perfect example of the American Dream. Come up from nothing to be something worth millions.
She’s brave. I admire her. She’s gone through alot in the public eye and have whethered it gracefully. She’s a good example for all women, especially Black women. Her “Be best self” movement has inspired millions everywhere. She;s all about the positive.
You guys can make all the fat jokes you want. She’s a great person in my eyes.
vivian - I do not question she is a great person, nor have I indulged in the fat jokes. If VH1 offered a list of Top 200 Inspiring People or Top 200 Women of Achievement I would have no complaints about her being # 1.
This is about Pop Icons, symbols that identify and define popular culture across gender, race, and I daresay borders. Oprah is not the single most identifiable Pop Icon - not even close.
Keep in mind, though, that these lists are compiled with VH1’s demographic in mind. Since they shoot for an audience in their 20s, most of the stuff they put on lists isn’t going to be much older than, say, late 80s or early 90s, even though there has been a lot of good music, symbols, TV shows, etc. that are older than that.
Robin, who dreams of having her own 70s and 80s nostalgia channel someday.
I saw an ad for this show and thought, “Ah—something to avoid like the plague!” Is tbis supposed to be top current pop icon? Tops of the 20th century? Where’s the complete list—all I could find on VH1’s website was bits and pieces.
Did it contain Kilroy? Betty Boop? Mary Pickford? Babe Ruth? Barney Google? Vernon & Irene Castle? Or was it one of those dumbed-down AFI-type lists?