Slideshow: Oprah's most controversial moments

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Shattering the glass ceiling for women in general, and black women specifically, Oprah Winfrey – born poor in Civil Rights-era Kosciusko, Mississippi – defied the odds to become a globally -recognized brand. Next year, this time, The Oprah Winfrey Show will no longer exist in the form in which we have recognized it for 25 seasons. Even with its many wild successes, The Oprah Winfrey Show has not been without its “Oprah-Gates,” some big and some small, but all definitely provocative. These are just 15 of the most intriguing.