Oprah Fans Outraged by Omarosa Segment

updated 04/13/2004 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/13/2004 01:00PM

Combative "Apprentice" castoff Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth continues to make waves, this time on the official Web site of Oprah Winfrey's show.

Since Omarosa's appearance on last Thursday's "Oprah," some 200 mostly scathing messages have been posted, criticizing Winfrey for giving Omarosa preferential treatment by allowing her to sit onstage -- while her "Apprentice" colleagues, Ereka and Heidi, were relegated to the audience.

The New York Post first reported the messages last weekend, and the postings have continued ever since.

A sample: "I am so angry that Oprah (as a good talk show host should) didn't tell Omarosa to be quiet." (Not that every message had to do with Omarosa. One postee wrote: "I am an image consultant, and I really admire Donald Trump. But I can't take it anymore!! Please give him a hair makeover SOON!!")

The theme of Thursday's show, as was announced, was to be "How to Get Rich with Donald Trump" and spotlight the mogul's new book. But, instead, the conversation centered around Omarosa and her accusation that Ereka used the "N" word -- something that both Ereka and "Apprentice" creator Mark Burnett vehemently deny.

Oprah has not yet commented on the controversy. As for Omarosa's reaction, she tells PEOPLE magazine: "I'm a moving target. As soon as they think they've figured Omarosa out, I've already moved on to a whole different industry."

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