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Oprah / Racist comment article


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.








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ForeverLSU02
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"you will not be able to afford that."
How is this racist?






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lsu480
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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!






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hg
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re: Oprah / Racist comment article


She's right up there with Jesse Jackson and Sharpton...





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BananaHammock
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She's right up there with Jesse Jackson and Sharpton...

Not even close.






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Choirboy
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Does she look like she can afford $38,000.00 for a purse?

No matter her race






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Dr Dro
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Every black person is poor i guess






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Cosmo
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re: Oprah / Racist comment article


Cant be true. Only White Americans are racist.





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lsunurse
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re: Oprah / Racist comment article


Nah Oprah's just the Antichrist







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CAD703X
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quote:

Am I alone is missing how this is a racist comment

victims gonna victim

soapboxers with an agenda gonna agenda

oprah gonna oprah






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Displaced
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re: Oprah / Racist comment article


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how this is a racist comment


because she happens to be black






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ForeverLSU02
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Every black person is poor
Now that's racist






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Easy
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re: Oprah / Racist comment article


Profiling. Unless you think that all of the customers are told that they can't afford the items in the store.





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ForeverLSU02
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because she happens to be black
but so was the purse. They cancel each other out






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TigerinATL
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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.





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Displaced
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damn you and your relentless logic





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lsunurse
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You let your wife watch Oprah





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blueboy
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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.









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Dr Dro
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Now that's racist



Exactly why the comments in said article are racist






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rb
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Every black person is poor i guess 


Every black person is black,....fact!!!






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