Would You Tell Oprah Winfrey She Had Kale in Her Teeth? One Man’s Brave Story

10/23/2015 at 04:24 PM ET

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Noticing that someone has food in their teeth is one of life’s most anxiety-inducing social situations: Is it rude to tell them? Is it rude not to tell them? Have you been contemplating it for too long and now it’s too late in the conversation to tell them?

Perhaps this person is a new acquaintance. Perhaps this person is a colleague or boss. Perhaps this person is Oprah Winfrey.

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For one brave soul, the latter situation arose — and he chose the road less traveled (we imagine). 

“Thank u kind gentleman who told me I had kale in my teeth,” Oprah Tweeted on Thursday night, adding, “Was eating kale chips with Quincy Jones.” Naturally.

The Tweet caused the Internet to collectively gasp at the prospect of such an interaction, which then turned into a conversation about the return of Oprah’s Next Chapter and the weight loss benefits of kale.

The man has yet to be identified, but we join Oprah in saluting his honesty, courage, and kindness.

RELATED: Eat Like Oprah! Hungry Girl Lightens Up One of O’s Favorite Dishes: Chicken Pot Pie

Shay Spence, @chezspence

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Renee on

I would tell her she had stuff in her teeth, she’s just a person people!

Trisha on

I can’t stand her so I wouldn’t say anything. Perhaps just laugh as I walked by.

Ella on

For being a billionaire she can’t spell. It’s TUPPERWARE NOT Tupper wear, come on Oprah!!!!

mm on

Why they try to make Oprah sound like some demi-god?
OH MY GOD he told her she had kale in her teeth. No human has ever live to tell such a tale.
Get over yourself.

Poppy on

Sure I would. I’d be curious as to her reaction seeing as hearing other common expressions have set her back, such as, “We’re closed.”

Sista on

I should have known when Gayles (hi fellow Terp) CBS This Morning interviewed mom who snatched son out of B more riots they wouldn’t mention Lady O sent this mom a check? Sadly O she’s whining for more in that cycle!!!

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Miss you on TV Lady O!! Thank you Target for taking me slicing up my fingers on a family bathroom lock seriously!!

Anonymous on

Kale yes. How many would say something was hanging out of a nose or on the back of their pants (fear sexua harassment due to obviously looking at their rear)? Not as many I’d bet.

Poppy on

Well, People wouldn’t. They are clearly terrified of her. All other comments are handled by Disqus and here, where People quakes in their boots to think of telling Oprah about kale in her teeth, they make you give your name, email address and threaten to delete your comment. COWARDS.

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