Oprah Winfrey has revealed that she experienced racism while out shopping alone in Switzerland .
The billionaire mogul said:
“I was in Zurich the other day, in a store whose name I will not mention. I didn’t have my eyelashes on, but I was in full Oprah Winfrey gear. I had my little Donna Karan skirt and my little sandals. But obviously The Oprah Winfrey Show is not shown in Zurich.
“I go into a store and I say to the woman, ‘Excuse me, may I see the bag right above your head?’ and she says to me, ‘No. It’s too expensive.'”
When Oprah insisted on seeing the bag (THREE TIMES) the store assistant replied, “No, no you don’t want to see that one, you want to see this one because that one will cost too much. You will not be able to afford that,” and then proceeded to show the star smaller and cheaper bags.
Instead of throwing down her black card Oprah walked out the store calmly and later said: “I could’ve had the whole blow-up thing and thrown down the black card but why do that but that clearly is you know … it (racism) still exists, of course it does.”
Racism in Switzerland… I am shocked and appalled. Who knew???
Oprah should have named and shamed the store but not to worry because Blick newspaper has done the honours.
The boutique is called ‘Trois Pommes’ and it’s owner Trudie Goetz, has apologised for the incident. She claims there had been a “misunderstanding” caused by the assistant’s failure to recognise Winfrey. “We don’t have any facial recognition here,” Blick quoted Ms Goetz as saying.
Hahahaha – Oh please Ms Goetz just STOP! That is a load of crap and you know it. I don’t for one second believe that you believe this was about your assistant’s failure to recognise Oprah. This was racism. Your assistant refused to show Oprah the bag because in her tiny mind no black person could EVER afford such an expensive item and has no business even walking in to your store.
Your thoughts please….