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Oprah Investigating Reality Show Voting Controversy

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When Oprah Winfrey launched her Your OWN Show contest to become a reality star on her new network, the clear frontrunner was Zach Anner, a HIGHlarious wheelchair-bound man suffering from cerebral palsy.

Even celebs were getting behind his "travel show for people who never thought they could travel."

But on Tuesday, votes for unsuspecting competitor Dr. Phyllis shot through the roof! And then her numbers suspiciously went down from 1,923 votes a minute to a mere 3.

According to a spokesperson for OWN:

"The online voting rules for the ‘Your OWN Show’ video submission competition were carefully crafted to be fair to everyone. Any allegations of impropriety will be investigated and the appropriate actions taken to keep the process unbiased."

By Wednesday, Anner was back in the lead by more than 400,000!

Sounds fishy.

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14 comments to “Oprah Investigating Reality Show Voting Controversy”



  1. 1

    So exactly how much is 400,00, again?



  2. 2

    There is actual proof that someone is rigging the votes. Proof that shows Zach's numbers GOING DOWN. How the heck can someone LOSE votes.
    And then this other woman mysteriously, with absolutely NO publicity shoots up in votes at an impossible rate and becomes the frontrunner.
    You're damn right there is something fishy going on.



  3. 3

    I just hope that Oprah will look at all the auditions and pick a few people like me, who have experience and have been working toward our dream for years!

  4. jbopp says – reply to this


    4

    Zach would probably say he is living with cerebral palsy, not suffering from it. GO ZACH!



  5. 5

    The term is wheelchair-user, not wheelchair bound!!!!!! Perez, show some love for the disability rights movement!!!!!



  6. 6

    I VOTE FOR ZACH–I THINK THE COUNTRY IS FINALLY READY FOR THE FIRST RETARD TO HAVE HIS OWN TALK SHOW



  7. 7

    4chan is all over this. They want Anner to win. Nothing surprising about that many votes.



  8. 8

    Vote for Glozell!=)



  9. 9

    Vote for that funny chick GLozell :)

  10. Ammie says – reply to this


    10

    People, read the Oprah biography by Kitty Kelley. It's an eye opener.



  11. 11

    You mean we haven't gotten rid of fat-ass, shiz-bucket, wannabe a psychiatrist Winfrey YET??? I find her, her shows, her looks, her magazine, and her personality to be DULL. She's old, fat, fugly, and ready to be put out to pasture, to go moo and make cow-pies. MOOOOOOO!



  12. 12

    I love Oprah. I know some people have a problem with an overweight black woman having so much money & influence & feel the need to say bad things about her, but the woman is the best thing American culture has ever produced. Way to go Oprah!



  13. 13

    OK- so my intern who LOVES you sent me this article. We submitted our own audition on Friday and there's only a week left to vote- I need 8 million votes to catch up to Zach LOL! Casey- from Glen Allen



  14. 14

    I can't imagine that Oprah had anything to do with it…I would love to score millions of votes per minute…Who here will help? lol…Go! Divas! go! xoxo