In 1995, Oprah, whose image is meticulously manicured, shocked the world when she admitted that, in her 20s, when she was a news anchorwoman, a boyfriend had introduced her to crack. She claimed to have stopped using after they split up.

The fact that Oprah became Oprah, mega-millionaire master of the universe, after hitting the pipe flagrantly spits in the face of everything our grammar school teachers taught us. If anything, this scandal made Oprah seem more human and relatable than ever before because everyone has made bad mistakes in their life. Come on, who hasn't smoked crack and then given cars away to complete strangers?