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Oprah Winfrey 'was Victim Of Racism' In Switzerland

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  1. Sola

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    By BBC

    US talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she was the victim of racism during a recent visit to Switzerland.

    She said an assistant refused to serve her in an upmarket handbag shop in Zurich.

    Winfrey, one of the world's richest women, was apparently told one of the bags was "too expensive" for her.

    Her claims, made to a US television programme, come amid a political row over plans by some Swiss towns to ban asylum seekers from some public places.

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  2. Thickmadam

    Thickmadam OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!

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    This keeps happening to Oprah.
     
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    Because Oprah does not expect it. She thinks she is so well known and her riches and fame have dealt with racism, if this was the case here. some people really don't know her and blacks are seen as poor (that is our overwhelming image) so very expensive things are not usually associated with the purchasing power of blacks.
     
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    I'm too lazy to quote but I liked it because of that second sentence..."She thinks she is so well known and [that] her riches and fame have dealt with racism."

    That line.
     
  5. Sifu

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    I don't think that it is so with Oprah. She has said recently that she still walks into board rooms and she gets the sense that the people there feel she should not be there. So she is quite aware that she is not excluded from racism because she has a famous face.
     
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    chi I am blessed

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    Anyway, Oprah later said the clerk did her a favor by not showing her the $38,000 bag because she was not going to buy it.......NA their loss be that
     
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    LOL. That's a fully loaded Honda Accord and then change
     
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    Dsampler D. Ultimate Naija Ruler

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    ....anyways sha, I think Oprah should be ashamed of herself........for asking to see or buy a $38,000 bag. Are you freaking kidding me???!!!! In a world full of starving children from Alabama to Callcutta to ajegunle?????!!!!! I mean, how freaking shameful is that???!!!!!!!
    If she want to see or buy a $38,000 bag she should do so privately. And if they turned her down she should get over it privately too after all she knows she could afford it, so who cares what some minimum wage ass clerk thinks. Why run crying to the whole world about this, Oprah???!!!! You are a big (rich) girl, now deal with it already & stop embarrassing yourself. Na wah for pipul with big ego o. I guess it comes prepackaged with all that billions of dollars hidden inside their mattress. No wonder some of them couldn't sleep at night. I guess the mattress is too full of money. What a shame!!

    .....and BTW, isn't time to take the leash off of Steadman's neck????!!!!! At 60, he's probably be the oldest bachelor that ever lived. But then I guess it his fault too...for not moving on. I guess it hard to move on......with billions of dollars on the line. This is just shameful all around if you ask me. What a shame!
    Shame! Shame!! Shame!!!
     
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    Please is the clerk your sister? If it was about ego she would demanded to st least speak to the manager. She quietly left. She did not pick on the clerk she just mentioned the incident during a conversation on racism and this just happened to her recently
     
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    ...yeah, she left quietly allright.....and then turned around and unleashed the whole world on the clerk and the store.
     
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    I just heard the latest on this story.
    I was right all along. Oprah should have kept quiet about this whole saga. Now the sales girl is telling a different story. Totally different from Oprah's account of what happened. One of them is definitely lying.

    Like somebody said the other day..."sometimes its better to stay miles and miles away from the scene of a mud slinging contest.....even though you have the right to stand your ground".

    I think Oprah needs to fire somebody over this.........for giving her bad advice.
     
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    Dsamp please go take a laxative. She never mentioned the shop not did she mention the woman's name. The media dug all that up. The woman is definitely lying. How can you have a job based on commission and yet you did not show a 38000 item. The only readon she did not do it was because she formed an opinion of what the Human being in front of her could afford. She's full of poo too. Both of you need laxatives.
     
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