Oprah Winfrey took to Instagram Monday to denounce a racist robocall circulating to Georgia voters that uses a voice designed to mimic the daytime star.
“I heard people making racist robocalls in my name against Stacey Abrams who I am 100% for in Georgia. I just want to say, ‘Jesus don’t like ugly,'” she said in an Instagram video flanked by exercise equipment.
“We know what to do about that. Vote,” she said, singing out “vote” again for effect.
Reps to Winfrey did not immediately respond to request for additional comment.
It’s unclear who exactly is behind the original ad. Both Abrams and her Republican challenger Brian Kemp have denounced the call which frequently uses variations of the N-word and refers to Abrams as “Aunt Jemima.”
The add goes onto say that Oprah was a creation of Jewish media.
“This is the magical negro Oprah Winfrey asking you to make my fellow negress, Stacey Abrams, the governor of Georgia,” the ad goes. “Years ago, the Jews who own the American Media saw something in me — the ability to trick dumb white women into thinking I was like them and to do read, and think what I told them to.”
Oprah — who has cultivated a famously nonpartisan image over the years — came out strong for Abrams last week, delivering a rousing speech on her behalf in Marietta, Georgia, on Thursday.
“I’m here today because of the men and because of the women who were lynched, who were humiliated, who were discriminated against, who were suppressed, who were repressed and oppressed, for the right, for the equality at the polls,” she told the audience, interrupted frequently by thunderous applause.
“And I want you to know that their blood has seeped into my DNA and I refuse to let their sacrifices be in vain,” she said.
Despite the Oprah boost, Abrams remains locked in a tight race with Kemp with a third party candidate, Libertarian Ted Metz. The contest will drag into a runoff next month if neither candidate manages to clear the 50 percent threshold on Tuesday.