Swiss Apology for Oprah After Racist Incident

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Oprah Winfrey was snubbed by a racist shop assistant in a Zurich store.


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Last month, Oprah travelled to Zurich, Switzerland to attend Tina Turner’s wedding.  She visited the upscale boutique, Trois Pomme.  She asked the shop assistant to show her a $40,000 handbag.  Now, we know $40,000 is pocket money for O.  Apparently this person didn’t get the memo.

The shop assistant refused to show Oprah the bag, stating it was out of her price range.

“One more time, I tried. I said, ‘But I really do just want to see that one,’ and the shopkeeper said, ‘Oh, I don’t want to hurt your feelings,’ and I said, ‘Okay, thank you so much. You’re probably right, I can’t afford it.’ And I walked out of the store.”

Now, Switzerland’s national tourism board has issued an apology on behalf of the country — saying, “We are very sorry for what happened to her.”

The board also begged for Oprah’s forgiveness on Twitter … saying the shop assistant “acted terribly wrong.”

This incident was really unfortunate.  Years ago in New York, she and her hairdresser were refused entry to a luxury store which had been robbed previously by two black people.  Obviously racism is still alive.

Oprah was just named the most powerful celebrity in the world by Forbes magazine.

What do you think?

Photo Credit:  TMZ

Source: TMZ

Category: Breaking News

2 Comments to “Swiss Apology for Oprah After Racist Incident”

  1. one's&Two's says:

    If I was Oprah and I would had through a rack in her face and walked out and said bit** you a scum!! let that ho* know you ain’t even pressed about that pettiest.

  2. [...] morning GMA announced Oprah Winfrey is getting personal and opening up about her very stressful year that almost lead her to lose a bit [...]

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