A popular YouTube video claims that Oprah Winfrey’s eyes “turned Satanic on live TV” but the crowd was too “stupid to realize it.” Is this video real or fake?
The video is fake.
The video, which has since been removed, showed Winfrey during her 2008 interview with Tom Cruise. At the 12-second mark of the video, Oprah reacted to Cruise’s statement, “I don’t want to disappoint her.” Winfrey’s eyes close, and “satanic” eyes momentarily appear. The crowd and Cruise continue without apparently noticing anything amiss.
The video, despite having over a million views, appeared to have been doctored, perhaps superimposing shots of Winfrey’s eyes both closed and opened to achieve this effect. Take a look at the unaltered video, at about the 2:20 mark of the video below. You’ll see that Oprah merely closes her eyes, and then opens them while looking upward. No “satanic” eyes are seen.
Below are screen captures at the same moment of the fake and the real videos.
We have a short YouTube video discussing this video, as seen below:
Oprah Winfrey’s eyes did not “turn Satanic” on live TV during her interview with Tom Cruise. The video has been altered to achieve this effect.