Oprah Winfrey Defends the Kardashians After Rebel Wilson Diss

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Oprah Winfrey is defending the Kardashian family after Rebel Wilson refused to present an award with Kendall and Kylie Jenner  Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Add them to her favorite 25 things! Oprah Winfrey has no problem with the Kardashian family’s celebrity status. In fact, she admires their work ethic. The TV personality defended the reality TV family during KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O Show in Australia on Monday, Nov. 9.

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“I interviewed the Kardashians two years ago and I can’t believe how hard they work. People don’t understand that, people think, Oh, if a television camera’s just following you, then that’s just easy,” Winfrey, 61, said during the radio show. “To really create a reality series that looks like something’s actually happening, it means you have to be on all the time.”

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Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, and Kylie Jenner posed together at an event Steve Granitz/WireImage.com

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She continued: “I went to film them as a family and I couldn’t believe how hard they worked. We were there for seven hours and they were gonna tape another seven hours after I left. No matter who you are, that is work.”

Winfrey’s comments were in response to a remark Rebel Wilson made earlier this month. As previously reported, the Pitch Perfect actress refused to present with Kendall and Kylie Jenner at the MTV Video Music Awards in August.

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Rebel Wilson Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

“They’re famous for no talent. I said I’d do it myself. What they stand for is totally against what I stand for,” Wilson, 35, told Kyle and Jackie O on Nov. 4. “They seem a bit superficial and their careers aren’t really based on talent. I know they’re super popular, but I’m all about personality and working hard to get to where I am. How Kim Kardashian got famous from the sex tape and I just went to acting school and worked really hard. . .”

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