Can you believe that Oprah Winfrey received backlash regarding her new film, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks? Well, Oprah has responded to the claims that she’s exploiting Lacks by telling Page Six, she said,
“Do I think the Lacks family should have been paid for all of those cells by all the millions of drug companies in the world who have used those cells…of course they should have. Do I think that its now my responsibility or HBO to compensate for that, no. It was our job to bring the story to light and it is a shame that they were never compensated. But I will tell you this, Deborah [Henrietta’s youngest daughter] to her dying day never cared about the money she just cared about her mother and her story being told.”
If you haven’t seen the movie yet, watch it On Demand TODAY! So good.