Winfrey Defends Madonna Adoption
US talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has leaped to the defense of pop
superstar Madonna, insisting her adoption of a Malawian tot was an
Winfrey visited Africa herself earlier this week (01JAN07) to open a
school for disadvantaged girls in South Africa and she can't understand
why Madonna's charity to baby David Banda has received so much criticism
in the press.
Speaking on British current affairs show Newsnight yesterday (03JAN07)
Winfrey said, "I applaud Madonna. I think it's an amazing thing that
she did, and it makes me sick that people criticize her, because there are
millions of children in this world who will die because no one came to
"I think she deserves praise and applause and not to be criticized."
Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie were granted interim adoption of David
in October (06).