Michael Vick, who served 21 months in prison for dogfighting, recently pulled out of an Oprah interview after dog owners contacted producers for “Oprah” asking for the chance to confront him on the show.
According to the NY Post:
“One of the adopters was contacted by one of Oprah’s producers Tuesday night, who said there was ‘preliminary interest’ in doing something with the dogs,” says Richard Hunter, a Dallas radio personality who adopted one of Vick’s dogs and is one of his most vocal critics.
“Then, that same night, Vick’s rep told Oprah’s producers he was backing out [of the interview].
“It would certainly be a coincidence if one didn’t have something to do with the other.”
Paul, (a dogowner who wouldn’t reveal his last name), said:
“I sent out a blanket e-mail to about 20 people at Oprah’s production company and heard back the next day that they would take my inquiry into consideration,” he says.
“I don’t like to talk about Vick a lot, but I like to focus on the dogs — and I thought this would be a good opportunity to see how the dogs are doing.
“They still have a lot of issues to overcome, but until people see that, they really don’t get it.”
In response to these stories, a Harpo spokesman said this:
“Yes, they reached out to us and we spoke with them and several other groups,” he said.
“We were still in the planning stages for the show, so I can’t confirm if they would have been part of the final episode.”