Oprah Winfrey criticized for 'ignorant' India special
July 25 , 2012
Oprah Winfrey has been slated after the broadcast of a two-part television special about her trip to India in January.
The Oprah's Next Chapter special was described as "myopic, unaware, ignorant and gauche" by one Indian commentator and "snobbish" and "snooty" by another.
Winfrey drew fierce criticism for remarking on the Indian tradition of eating with one's hands.
"I heard some Indian people eat with their hands still?" she is seen asking a Mumbai family that she joins for dinner.
Winfrey's week in India saw her mingle with Bollywood megastars, attend a literary festival in Jaipur and visit the iconic Taj Majal in Agra.
The program was originally shown in the U.S. in April and premiered in India over the weekend.