Several people, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Holly Robinson Peete, left positive comments under the picture. However, one user replied, “Should have paid off their student debt.”
The media mogul noticed the message, and responded with, “already paid 13 m in scholarships. Have put over 400 men thru @morehouse1867.”
Some of Winfrey’s followers backed her up, thanking her for generosity and philanthropy throughout the years.
Other users criticized the commenter who suggested Winfrey pay the students’ debt and explained how Winfrey’s contributions have impacted many.
Winfrey began awarding scholarships to Morehouse students in 1989. Her gift total now stands at $12 million. She's also founded a school in South Africa for girls grades eight through 12.
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