Oprah Winfrey Likens Trayvon Martin to Emmett Till During ‘Today’ Show Appearance (Video)

Oprah Winfrey Likens Trayvon Martin to Emmett Till During 'Today' Show Appearance (Video)

Winfrey was promoting her new film Weinstein film "Lee Daniels' The Butler"

Oprah Winfrey appeared on the "Today Show" on Monday to promote her upcoming film "Lee Daniels' The Butler." (Don't tell Warner Bros, but Savannah Guthrie introduced the movie as just "The Butler!")

She also talked a bit about Trayvon Martin, offering some of her first public comments on the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed the unarmed black teenager.

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"It's so easy during this time — Trayvon Martin, Trayvon Martin parallel to Emmett Till, let me just tell you. In my mind, same thing," Winfrey said, referencing the case of a black teenager who was brutally murdered in 1955 for supposedly flirting with a white woman and whose killers were also acquitted.

"But you can get stuck in that and not allow yourself to move forward and to see how far we've come."

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