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Oprah Winfrey had earlier donated a huge sum to the Maui Wildire Fundraiser started by her and Dwayne Johnson. However, since then the reality star has been accused of hiring a private security team to her Hawaii estate, while calling her Fund-raiser a ‘sham’.

A widely shared TikTok video on X (formerly Twitter) claims that Winfrey hired the team before the fires even started with the person saying: “Instead of taking some of that land and housing even a small portion of those displaced people, you hired a private security team to keep them off your land.”

The user also went on to add: “You are so concerned about Maui, that you are asking the American public, most of whom can’t pay their rent right now to donate the money to your fund-raiser, instead of actively donating that money and helping.”

The netizen further went on to add that, Winfrey was doing it all to score ‘social media points’, when she and a couple of her billionaire friends were capable of sending out money which could solve the problem, in a matter of months.

Since then, the whole news has gone viral on social media, with man netizens slamming the star for her actions.

Another netizen did a fact check and found out that so far, her fund-raiser where she and Johnson had collectively donated $10 million (Dh36.7 million), had in fact never reached the people and as of now only had gotten $4,000 (Dh14,692.22), showing that “people are actually waking up”.

The unexpected wildfires had devastated the area of Maui, in the American island state of Hawaii back in August, with several Hollywood stars such as Jason Mamoa actively warning people from going there until the crisis had been resolved.