Oprah bans the word 'bitch' from her network

Good thing we can still use it on EW.com! The Oprah Winfrey Network will be “fun and entertaining without tearing people down and calling them bitches,” Oprah said at Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference yesterday. “Imagine that. Imagine.” Well, s—. Now now one will want to be on her f—ing show.

Are there any other words we want preemptively banned from OWN? Harridan? Wanton Woman? Quagmire? Isotope? Moist?

This is huge news! [THR]

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  • Jean

    Baggage. Also let’s eliminate all the pronouns.

  • tyrantking

    SO I guess they won’t be airing Breaking Bad re-runs anytime soon.

  • Lisa Simpson

    Random selection from my dictionary: nudge. It was either that or ‘nucleosome’ and there’s just no way I’m doing without that word, b*tch.

    • queue55

      LOL!! Thanks, I needed that!

  • darclyte

    I’ll bet that Oprah will never ban the phrase “Messiah Complex” from her network.

  • Carrie #2

    Words Oprah uses that I’d like to ban? Vajayjay.

    • Dave

      Ugh, I agree.

  • Mac

    Ugh, OWN will suck if it censor’s itself too much. No reruns of Dolores Claiborne or Aliens. Ridiculous Oprah, ridiculous…

    • TV Gord

      Did Oprah actually SAY she was banning the word? That quote up there doesn’t say she’s banning the word. It just says she wants OWN to be a positive channel. I think this story has been manufactured out of nothing.

  • judygirl

    I propose banning “Aha Moment.”

  • Ellen

    All hail Popess Oprah.

    Don’t forget to kiss her ring when you go on any of her shows.

  • barock

    According to the memo C**t is still acceptable.


    The big “O” needs to shut her hole! She’s such and F’ing C*U*N*T!

  • Cee

    I’d like to go beyond banning words and start banning phrasing of certain words…ie you can no longer say Oprah’s Special Show as “Ooooopraaaaah’s Special ShhhhooooOOOOOOWWWWW”

  • Luddite

    I would like to never hear the word “she-ro” again (a female hero, which Oprah could just call a hero or, if she needs to be gender-specific, a heroine).

  • Kat

    Trollop! Tart! Harlot!

  • Buffy Freak

    How is Gail going to know Oprah is talking to her?

    • Ellen

      Best. Comment. Yet.

      Well played, Buffy Freak. Well played.

  • Matt

    Should read: “Now no one will want to be on her f—ing show”.

    Oh, and this is f—ing stupid.

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