TheEye LSU Fan Rightcha. Member since Dec 2006 4489 posts
Oprah / Racist comment articlePosted by TheEye on 8/9/13 at 1:16 pm
O.K. I'm skimming MSN news feeds and see a story: Oprah gets apology for racist comment. I'm bored and curios so I click and it and read the following:
"Oprah Winfrey says she had a racist encounter while shopping in Switzerland — and the national tourist office and the shop owner have apologized.
The billionaire media mogul told the U.S. program "Entertainment Tonight" that a shop assistant in Zurich refused to show her a black handbag priced at $38,000 because "you will not be able to afford that."
Forbes magazine estimates that Winfrey earned $77 million from June 2012 to 2013.
Winfrey was in town to attend last month's wedding of her longtime pal Tina Turner, who lives in a chateau along Lake Zurich."
Am I alone is missing how this is a racist comment and why it's being portrayed as one? She mistook her for someone not very wealthy, but I'm not picking up any racial vibes on that comment. What u got.
lsu480 LSU Fan Downtown Scottsdale Member since Oct 2007 86442 posts
re: Oprah / Racist comment articlePosted by lsu480 on 8/9/13 at 1:18 pm to TheEye
quote: The billionaire media mogul told the U.S. program "Entertainment Tonight" that a shop assistant in Zurich refused to show her a black handbag priced at $38,000 because "you will not be able to afford that."
If I was Oprah I would have purchased the store and fired her!
TigerinATL New Orleans Pelicans Fan Member since Feb 2005 41492 posts
re: Oprah / Racist comment articlePosted by TigerinATL on 8/9/13 at 1:21 pm to TheEye
On the one hand I find it inconceivable that people working at a place that sells $40,000 purses wouldn't recognize Oprah. On the other hand, my wife watches some of her stuff from time to time and I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if she was dressed pretty frumpy and not looking the part of a person that could buy a purse that costs more than most cars.
blueboy LSU Fan between here and there Member since Apr 2006 27306 posts Online
re: Oprah / Racist comment articlePosted by blueboy on 8/9/13 at 1:23 pm to TheEye
Oprah is full of shite. I know people at Hermes and they told me that she had come to their store in Paris an hour after closing, demanding to be let in when she was playing the race card against them a few years ago. fricking royalty shops at that store, you arrogant bitch.
She has serious VIP disease. She's just too good for everyone and she needs to crawl away and die. Otherwise, I'll enjoy watching her slowly turn into the witch from The Dark Crystal.