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Canadian Group Protests Oprah Winfrey Because She Rubs Foreskin on Her Face. No, Seriously.

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How does Oprah Winfrey keep her skin looking so great? She rubs human foreskin on it, of course.

No, that isn’t the punchline to a joke and her boyfriend Stedman doesn’t get an emergency call when she spots a wrinkle. Winfrey’s favorite anti-aging skin cream is SkinMedica, which apparently contains actual discarded manparts.

As if that weren’t weird enough, her love of the product has caused some dissension from the Canadian Foreskin Awareness Project, which not only really exists, but protested outside Oprah’s sold-out Vancouver event on Jan. 24.

Oprah has referred to the skin cream as a “magic fountain of youth and miracle wrinkle solution,” and according to SkinMedica’s website, the potion is made from “foreskin fibroblast — a piece of human skin used as a culture to grow other skin or cells.”

Glen Callender, the founder of the Foreskin Awareness group (you’ve done your job, Glen, we know foreskin exists), says Oprah is a hypocrite because while she opposes the brutal practice of female genital mutilation, she has no problem rubbing $165 skin cream made from the foreskins of circumcised babies on her face.

“Imagine how Oprah would respond if a skin cream for men went on the market that was made from parts of the genitalia of little girls. That would be an outrage and rightly so,” Callendar ranted.

Yes, because female circumcision, which is performed on older girls in some countries in order to make sex uncomfortable (ostensibly to prevent pre-marital or extra-marital relations) is just like circumcising an infant boy for reasons many claim are medically beneficial. Totes the same thing.

Callendar said he organized the protest so that Oprah would “come to her senses and realize that all children have a fundamental human right to keep all their genitalia and to decide for themselves if anything gets cut off.”

Male circumcision is a hotly-debated topic for sure, but if Callendar wanted the Canadian Foreskin Awareness Project to be taken seriously, maybe he should’ve named it something else. Because as many have already noticed, the group’s name is easily shortened to the rather amusing CAN-FAP.

And there’s the joke punchline.

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