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 Aug 9 - Swiss luxury shop denies racism toward Oprah Winfrey over handbag
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ZURICH -- A luxury shop owner in Zurich denied that racism was involved when U.S. talk show host Oprah Winfrey was discouraged from buying a $38,100 crocodile handbag.

Winfrey, recently named the world's most powerful celebrity by Forbes, was in Zurich for the wedding of singer Tina Turner when the incident occurred last month.

The broadcaster said in two U.S. interviews that a sales a.ssistant refused to show her the designer handbag, saying it was "too expensive" for the African-American celebrity and steering her towards other, cheaper purses.

Luxury shop Trois Pommes denied discriminating against Winfrey, who asked to look at a "Jennifer" purse, designed by Tom Ford and named for actress Jennifer Aniston. The owner put the incident down to a language barrier.

"This is an absolute classic misunderstanding," shop owner Trudie Goetz told Reuters on Friday.
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The sales a.ssistant wanted to show Winfrey that the purse was also available in other materials, which may have given the TV host the impression the shop didn't want to sell her the purse, Goetz said.

"Of course that's not the case. Who wouldn't want to sell a purse for 35,000 francs?" Goetz said.

Winfrey, 59, who runs her own TV network, earned $77 million from June 2012 to June 2013, cementing the No. 1 spot on the Forbes list last month, the fifth time she has headed the annual ranking of 100 celebrities.

The incident unleashed a volley of criticism in Switzerland, where revelations this week that asylum-seekers are not allowed free movement to public sports venues like municipal pools caused a stir.

The Swiss tourism a.ssociation said it regretted the incident and was "never happy when our guests' feelings are hurt".

Winfrey is currently promoting her return to the big screen in Lee Daniels' "The Butler," which also stars Forest Whitaker.

Switzerland has contradictory attitudes towards foreigners: on the one hand, it employs large numbers of foreign professionals in big industries like finance, which accounts for roughly 6 percent of gross domestic product.

On the other, the influential Swiss People's Party has long made opposition to immigration a key plank of its electoral appeal.

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Swiss luxury shop denies racism toward Oprah Winfrey over handbag - chicagotribune.com

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Oprah is a f*ggot

Naw time bi*ch

Purse not a gwan for yuh black a.ss

Dem stay white gyal purses
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On his program, The Rush hypothesized that because “we don’t know that the sales person based her judgment on The Oprah’s skin color,” the store clerk could have denied Winfrey on other grounds: “Maybe it’s because The Oprah’s fat? Well that’s another — how was The Oprah dressed? I mean she didn’t look like The Oprah obviously. Was she wearing jump suit with tennis shoes? Maybe Air Jordans that weren’t laced up?”

But Rush isn't racist.
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35 thou francs for a bag. god damn
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The fact that women didn't know who Oprah was...

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why do we wanna go to Zurich to get married?

why do we wanna buy overpriced, designer bullsh*t from ppl that don't even like us?
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Lol sure language barrier my a.ss. They seen a black lady and thought she couldn't afford it or she might damage it. U walk into my store regardless of skin color I'm selling u whatever u want period.
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lol feel bad for oprah (not really she is paid) but its always gonna be


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Oparh had her nicca wake up call and now she knows what color she is
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Suppafresh said:
Lol sure language barrier my a.ss. They seen a black lady and thought she couldn't afford it or she might damage it. U walk into my store regardless of skin color I'm selling u whatever u want period.
exactly..that person may not only be racist but also retarded af as well..the comission off of a 35 thousand dollar sale must be nice ..as rich and powerful as oprah is, I find it hard to believe that the sales clerk didn't recognize her unless that individual has been living under a rock their whole life ..people who have it like that(millionaires and billionaires) really love to waste money huh? 35 thous for a handbag ..the value of money must seriously be a joke to these people..I've always truely despised oprahs ugly lame a.ss..77 milli in a year? Hot damn! Here I was thinking she fell off too, since i've heard a lot of women say the O network sucks ..i bet she has hella thriving businesses and other ventutes that bring in major $$$....so regardless she'd still be filthy rich straight even if her network was tanking

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RAZAH CUTS said:
why do we wanna go to Zurich to get married?

why do we wanna buy overpriced, designer bullsh*t from ppl that don't even like us?
because its what Jesus wants
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RAZAH CUTS said:
why do we wanna go to Zurich to get married?

why do we wanna buy overpriced, designer bullsh*t from ppl that don't even like us?
aren't you mexican
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kniv3smillions said:
Oparh had her nicca wake up call and now she knows what color she is
She thought she was white this whole time?
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[quote=ManWithoutFear!;28035363]She thought she was white this whole time? [/QUO

Oprah was under the allusion of inclusion when she started making alot of money
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BX black dudes always wants to be recognized as being different, but get mad when they are treated differently by others... fu*kin dumb a.ss BX
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Mr Connoisseur said:
this is just a publicity stunt for her new movie, about racism.

you people are to gullible.


Nothing to see be an Attention wh0ore...
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Oprah is a f*ggot

Naw time bi*ch

Purse not a gwan for yuh black a.ss

Dem stay white gyal purses
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The way people have been denying racism lately makes me inclined to believe Oprah.
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