Oprah Winfrey says racist retailer denied her look at $40K bag

Racism is alive and well, said media mogul Oprah Winfrey in an interview this week on Entertainment Tonight. And as proof, she recounted her own recent Zurich, Switzerland, shopping shame when an upscale store retailer denied her an up-close look at a pricey handbag because, Ms. Winfrey accuses, of racism.

Ms. Winfrey said she approached the shop worker and asked to see a bag that was located behind the counter and was told, “No, it’s too expensive,” CBS reported.

She asked again to see the bag — twice more, she said. But each time, the worker refused and instead, suggested she look at other bags that were cheaper in price, CBS said.

“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, ‘OK, thank you so much. You’re probably right. I can’t afford it.’ And I walked out of the store,” Ms. Winfrey said, on “Entertainment Tonight

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4 replies

    • Brother Rafiq imagine what we go through as Pakistanis living through constant negative headlines from our motherland.

  1. what! 40k on a bag when she could spend that kind of money clothing and feeding a whole village in Africa for probably a whole year then she wont need a bag to hold that much money to splurge on non sense. maybe the racist retailer was trying to remind her of something she might have forgotten, like most people in so called high places.That’s just my opinion

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