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Oprah The Victim Of Racism At Fancy Swiss Boutique?! Told She Couldn't Afford A $40K Handbag!

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Oprah reportedly denied from looking at a $40,000 bag because salesperson didn't think she could afford it!

This is RIDICULOUS!!!

Oprah Winfrey has recently revealed that while in Zurich, Switzerland for Tina Turner's wedding, she was the victim of racist treatment at the fancy schmancy Trois Pommes boutique!

According to the BILLIONAIRE mogul, she was repeatedly denied a look at a $40,000 handbag because the salesperson told her it was "too expensive" and then proceeded to show her a bunch of smaller, cheaper bags!

Say whaaaa???

Oprah, dressed in "a little Donna Karan skirt and little sandals," suggested afterwards that maybe the salesperson didn't recognize her, but who on Earth doesn't know Oprah??? Especially someone who works in a swanky boutique that is visited by lots of celebs?!

Without making a scene, Oprah simply left, and resisted going back in and having a Pretty Woman moment! That takes willpower!

We're appalled that this happened, but we bet that salesperson feels miiiighty dumb right about now!

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13 comments to “Oprah The Victim Of Racism At Fancy Swiss Boutique?! Told She Couldn't Afford A $40K Handbag!”



  1. 1

    The only racism victim in this story is the poor crocodile who got slaughtered to satisfy some rich people's desire for bling bling.
    The salesperson is an idiot for losing a sale and Oprah is an idiot for thinking this is newsworthy. If she wants to see racism, she just needs to go back to the States in the neighborhoods where she never hangs out. Or better yet, she could simply read some of the comments on this website.

  2. TakeANap says – reply to this


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    Re: NinfaTurtle – ….. that wouldn't be called racism, it's an alligator. I suppose we could provide the Webster's Dictionary definition if you can't grasp that concept. Although, I will admit, I curious what you would call this situation. And I'm basically thinking that Oprah isn't the one who thought it was newsworthy since she didn't put up a fuss.

  3. Makka says – reply to this


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    Eeeem. Hello. Switzerland is not America and most likely a lot of people don't know who Oprah is there. I know where I am from, most people don't.

    Too bad for the racism part though.

  4. Sharon says – reply to this


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    She wasn't in America! So they didnt know who she was, big deal!!! Lol I think it's funny..



  5. 5

    the same thing happens with me when I go into high end stores. I'm white. Some people are just rude and judgmental. Doesn't mean the store worker was necessarily racist. Just means she didn't think she could afford it. Sometimes that racist card is played too quickly, some day everything we say will be racist and will offend someone. Jeese. Everyone is different in their own unique way, until we learn to love, all we do is hate. That's why so many comment threads online these days turn to personal attacks. One love, peeps.



  6. 6

    This story is bullshit. If I knew Oprah was going to buy a $40k bag, then go on about how she cares about the little babies dying of starvation with no home & take credit for staying "humble", I wouldn't sell her the damn bag.

  7. fed up says – reply to this


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    Re: Siné!!!SEMICOLON!!!ad M – yes oprah shut up and quit playing the black card you make me sick… why don't you make another movie to divide the races

  8. crane gyy says – reply to this


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    not sure about the racist profile but the sales.associate should know her place shut up and do her job. it's not her to place to determine what a person can and cannot afford. she is an idiot and should.be.fired. Oprah doesn't need.to.get upset and can spend.her.money elsewhere

  9. Andreas says – reply to this


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    Re: crane gyy
    Oprah is a lier! the associate never said what Oprah told you americans on TV. She should go in jail for that what she's doing all the time. That happens if you give a person too much influence! Switzerland is a very friendly country and known for their hospitality.



  10. 10

    Analising all information available it looks that Oprah Winfrey just felt upset for not being recognised as the celeb she is. The boutique's salesperson involved gave an interview saying that she, of course, wanted to sell the croco bag. However, since it was locked up in a display case she showed her first some bags in the same style, but made of different materials. When she asked Oprah Winfrey if she still wanted to have a look at the croco bag she refused and left the shop. Is that racism? Moreover, why didn't Oprah Winfrey settled this matter at Tina Turner's wedding where the boutique's owner also was invited? Why did she wait so long to talk about this matter? And finally, by the way, the boutique's salesperson is not Swiss, but Italian. How about that? Do we have to call now Italians racists?

  11. Be-Atch says – reply to this


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    Sorry, but if I saw some FAT sweaty ugly older black woman in my store, I would be di-recting her, politly, toward the door…just shows you what a dumb arrogant B*TCH SHE IS…DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR…..

  12. Be-Atch says – reply to this


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    Same goes for older ugly fat sweaty WHITE woman…OUT !

  13. naomi says – reply to this


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    A comment of a Canadian living and working in Switzerland:

    I think it's very cheap of Oprah to do promotion for the film 'the butler' by trowing out this 'handbag story' which according to her took place in Zurich / Switzerland. Everyone knows that celebs use stories like this to promote films or to get publicity.

    SHAME ON YOU OPRAH!!

    Switzerland is such a great country and I'm proud and fortunate to live here.

    Everyone was shocked to hear about this and Switzerland tourism even appologized….. ????? And a shop assistant is in misscredit. But for what?

    For another game of a celeb…..