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Oprah Gets Apology After Swiss
Store Fails To Realize She’s Rich

Wall Street Journal, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:Emerson, 8/10/2013 9:36:49 PM

While media mogul Oprah Winfrey has been promoting her new film, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” she revealed she was a recent victim of profiling while shopping in a store in Zurich.(Snip)“I was in Zurich the other day at a store, whose name I will not mention,” Winfrey said on “Entertainment Tonight,” “and I didn’t have my eyelashes on, but I was in full Oprah Winfrey gear…but obviously, ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ is not shown in Zurich. So this doesn’t happen to me unless somebody obviously doesn’t know that it’s me.” Winfrey went on to explain that she was in Zurich for Tina Turner’s wedding,

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The headline was just too much for me. Thwap.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/10/2013 9:40:51 PM     (No. 9467991)

"Do you know who I AM??????!!!!"

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Reply 2 - Posted by: snapper451, 8/10/2013 9:47:26 PM     (No. 9468001)

Really, who cares? Now she will have to get the Oscar because she is a victim.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TexasRed, 8/10/2013 9:49:21 PM     (No. 9468003)

couldn´t happen to a more deserving hyper-inflated gasbag. The clerk probably thought that anyone that demanded to see the handbag was not qualified to judge its value.

Rude to be thrown from a high horse!!!Hilarious!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MDConservative, 8/10/2013 9:49:22 PM     (No. 9468005)

Johnny Carson used to vacation in Europe because he was unknown there. Class and crass...the Zulu princess.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ho72, 8/10/2013 9:49:28 PM     (No. 9468006)

When your only tool is a hammer...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/10/2013 9:52:41 PM     (No. 9468010)

If you put lipstick on a pig......

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dlta1, 8/10/2013 9:53:38 PM     (No. 9468014)

That was probably the worst thing to ever happen to Opruh....dang, can you imagine the humiliation; the embarrassment . the anguish.. Oh, the agony..... How much it must suck to be Miss Winfry after undergoing such humiliation....

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 8/10/2013 10:02:44 PM     (No. 9468023)

She may have earned her fortune, but class didn´t come with it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 8/10/2013 10:03:22 PM     (No. 9468024)

Poster #4 is entirely correct. 0pera was stunned that there was not a file on her sent to all places worldwide that sold expensive items. I once talked with the Beach Boys at the airport in Santa Barbara and didn´t know them until people were requesting their autographs in small plane in flight to LA.

I wouldn´t know who are the Kardashians or care to this day.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 8/10/2013 10:06:04 PM     (No. 9468031)

Oh, thank God the media are on their toes or we might not have ever heard of this tragedy!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 8/10/2013 10:06:48 PM     (No. 9468032)

Didn´t something like this happen to her a few years back at some other store? Trash.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/10/2013 10:08:35 PM     (No. 9468036)

Talk about a setup. Oprah is a genius when it comes to publicity. I say genius because people buy it. The "bag" she was going to "peruse" was listed at $38,000.00. There is MUCH more to learn about this racist slight.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lylacat, 8/10/2013 10:10:34 PM     (No. 9468039)

0prah, get over it. Give it a rest. Not everyone knows who you are, and that is life. Unbelievable.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 8/10/2013 10:12:43 PM     (No. 9468041)

Actually a lot of us know who you are and we still don´t care. Get over yourself.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: lil dotty, 8/10/2013 10:15:04 PM     (No. 9468045)

ahh..well bless her heart. After this she will certainly need therapy. Will there be a lawsuit? She gets home and eats tons of mac and cheese...comfort food. Hey O you need to ask your friend O how he got his nose so uppity and take a few lessons. The two of you might be a team. Just a thought

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Reply 16 - Posted by: nevernaught, 8/10/2013 10:20:17 PM     (No. 9468047)

Class shows, but not in Oprah world.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Cardsfan, 8/10/2013 10:32:00 PM     (No. 9468059)

Gee, maybe she should just buy Switzerland and teach them all a lesson!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: annie xango, 8/10/2013 10:36:52 PM     (No. 9468065)

#11 yep..this isn´t her first time at this rodeo......gettin´ to be a habit...

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Reply 19 - Posted by: happywarrior, 8/10/2013 10:38:35 PM     (No. 9468066)

You just know that Swiss assistant was younger, skinnier, and prettier than post-meno, moody, fat ass okra.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 8/10/2013 10:43:10 PM     (No. 9468069)

A friend of mine, many years ago, became filthy rich overnight, stopped at a small town cafe to get lunch and ordered an orange Nehi soda to go with it. The server said they did not have any Nehi. He asked again, politely, "It will be well worth your while to get a Nehi as I asked." The server then walked across the road to a gas station, bought the Orange Nehi and came back and served the meal as ordered. My friend enjoyed his meal,paid and left but had his secretary make arrangements to buy the restaurant and when the deal was done, he personally went back to find the server, and gave her the deed to the Restaurant, all bills fully paid off. He told her, "You understand what it means to make your customers happy. I´ll be stopping here often, and please carry orange Nehi from now on." Now that´s how class works!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 8/10/2013 11:00:15 PM     (No. 9468080)

Or the story a couple shared about returning from Atlantic City one Sunday afternoon to see a limo driver trying to change a flat tire on the side of the AC Expressway. The couple stopped to help, and several weeks later received a notice from their mortgage company that their mortgage had been paid off by Donald Trump due to this act of kindness... He had been in the limo!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: zeldafitzg, 8/10/2013 11:16:38 PM     (No. 9468087)

What a silly, self-absorbed woman.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: smcchk, 8/10/2013 11:41:07 PM     (No. 9468099)

Oprah, that clerk wouldn´t show that bag to 99% of us here on this site. 99% of us wouldn´t even be interested in such an insane purchase. And 100% of us would call it snobbery if it happened to us and would be able to move on. Apparently, you can not. You´re jumping the shark with this one, girl.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: virbots, 8/10/2013 11:42:47 PM     (No. 9468100)

I would hesitate to hand *anyone* a $37,000 bag just because they ask to see it.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Butch, 8/10/2013 11:47:01 PM     (No. 9468103)

#11, right you are. A few years ago Oprah showed up at an Hermes store in Paris after closing and demanded to be admitted. The staff balked and headlines flared.

This time she went into a high-end store in Switzerland and was attended to by a clerk who specializes in handling "spoiled clients." (Their words, not mine) She was shown the $38,000 bag and declined to purchase it - and then cried "Racism." Rush skewered her for this on Friday.

The race card is getting awfully tired, especially coming from spoiled troublemakers who represent America in other countries.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Polecat49, 8/10/2013 11:53:17 PM     (No. 9468108)

If she was not out to play the RACE CARD, she would have kept her big mouth shut. AND, all the liberal, socialist democRATS who worship at zero´s altar thought they were improving race relations. THEY and WE are finding out that the RACE CARD is way, way, too big to be ignored.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: kOok, 8/11/2013 12:39:39 AM     (No. 9468122)

Get used to it ´O´, God is not a respecter of persons either. Neither are the worms that eat the dead flesh of famous people. You have an appointment with both.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 8/11/2013 12:41:29 AM     (No. 9468124)

Poor clerk probably didn´t recognize the beached whale standing in front of her as an American TV personality.
But even Oprah wans to play the victim card - thanks for popularizing that, Obama.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: anonymous, 8/11/2013 1:04:05 AM     (No. 9468135)

Note how the Europeans are quick with apologies for their deplorable attitudes. This is the story of Europe: act badly, apologize later.

I also find it amusing that the Swiss tourism office apologized for the behavior of the shopkeeper who refused to serve Oprah correctly. Why on earth is a government agency apologizing for the behavior of a private business owner? Seems like a PR move from a bureaucracy which is ultra-sensitive to Switzerland´s image abroad. It´s an apology that stems from the socialist mindset, as in "I will apologize for all of you". Apologies don´t come from those who are responsible for the bad behavior but from an "agency" that claims to speak for all.

Of course, I´m not saying that Oprah doesn´t have her flaws. However, her behavior in the shop seems appropriate. The only thing that irks me about her here is that she can afford a $38,000 dollar hand-bag....

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Reply 30 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/11/2013 1:25:04 AM     (No. 9468144)

Did they send her the $38,000 bag to appease her ? Full Moooochelle mode.

I hope the shop gets a boatload of business after she named them.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: 4justice, 8/11/2013 1:51:33 AM     (No. 9468155)

I am white and no one would let me to look at a $38k bag! Orca, most celebrities are not recognizable in person. I know. I worked in Beverly Hills and Century City. I only knew who they were from their paperwork.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 8/11/2013 2:03:29 AM     (No. 9468159)

#29, I don´t have a problem with her, or anyone who earned their money, being able to afford a purse selling for almost $40,000.
My problem is the vanity that would cause anyone to spend that kind of money on something so frivolous even if they could afford it.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: ZurichMike, 8/11/2013 2:03:44 AM     (No. 9468160)

#29: I live in Zurich, know the boutique and the type of customer. Oprah is crying wolf (racism) again, like she did in Paris in 2005, claiming the flagship store of Hermes didn´t want her to enter the store because she´s black, when in fact the store was closed, and she arrived after closing as the store was preparing for an after-hours private event. In fact, the Hermes staff gave her a business card and told her they would be happy to take care of her the next morning when the store reopened to the public. In other words, Oprah lied.

In Zurich, she was dressed like a schlub and acted like an annoyingly rude tourist (and assuming everyone here speaks perfect English for her sake). She was profiled as someone who probably couldn´t afford a handbag that cost more than a car, so the clerk showed her less expensive items -- like any savvy clerk would do wanting to make a sale and not scare away someone with a price tag for the most expensive item in the store. Oprah is annoyed that she is a nobody in Europe. Now she is known as an arrogant, race-baiting (rhymes with witch).


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Reply 34 - Posted by: ZurichMike, 8/11/2013 2:07:42 AM     (No. 9468162)

By the way, in Europe, elitism is based on class, not race. Tina Turner shops in this very same exclusive district and has NO PROBLEMS because she is dressed to the nines when she shops -- as do all those shopping in this exclusive shopping district. Even the Russian mafia´s vacationing girlfriends know that they have to dress up for these stores. It´s a cultural thing -- dressing up to go shopping. You do so in Milan, in the 8th arrondissement of Paris and in Zurich. But even in smaller cities, people take pride in dressing up to go shopping in better stores because they want to show respect and then get respect from the staff. Had Oprah managed to wear something other than her usual track suit and sneakers . . .

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Spidey, 8/11/2013 3:03:00 AM     (No. 9468184)

I seem to remember a story about Oprah´s mom being a power shopper and sticking stores and credit cards with huge unpaid bills. I never understood why her billionaire daughter wouldn´t pay them off.

All this stuff just shows how obsessed with materialism some people are and are just as dissatisfied after they buy something.Like the Jackson family suing over Micheal´s death,even though they shunned him for years.

Athletes going out and buying 5 or 6 high end sports cars and declaring bankruptcy some years later.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: JediJerry, 8/11/2013 4:05:42 AM     (No. 9468204)

It´s all about me you peeons. The Oprah is one of the poorest women on Earth.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: steveW, 8/11/2013 4:54:24 AM     (No. 9468215)

How is it possible that after five years of miraculous achievements and His merciful beneficence, King Barack has still not rid the world of the Greatest Evil Known To Man: the gut wrenchingly horrible racial profiling of mega-rich Democrat ultra-celebrities?

We weep tears blood in hope that mega-rich Democrat ultra-celebrities will never again have to face the lashing, lashing, lashing whip of this unforgivable, conservative evil. Republicans and their rightwing cohorts in Europe are trying to bring back slavery - it´s so obvious! Please, Dear Leader - punish them, and punish them good.



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Reply 38 - Posted by: pineledger, 8/11/2013 6:38:19 AM     (No. 9468259)

Entitlement with a capital I.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: strike3, 8/11/2013 7:06:48 AM     (No. 9468284)

Did anybody else see the irony in the shop´s owner apologizing for the possible racist slight to okra by stating that the clerk was Italian?

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Reply 40 - Posted by: M2, 8/11/2013 7:09:46 AM     (No. 9468288)

Why did she need publicity over this issue other than her monumental ego? She could have simply bought the purse and left. But no. She needed the story. Why? Her stock among viewers dropping?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: reilly, 8/11/2013 7:15:42 AM     (No. 9468295)


Maybe the clerk just hates fat liberals, like I do.


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Reply 42 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 8/11/2013 7:27:05 AM     (No. 9468312)

Oprah has long been known to be the biggest, meanest phony out there. I´m glad the world now knows her to also be the racist she is. It´s no accident that the first presidential candidate she ever publicly endorsed was also a racist.

This incident adds a whole new laff factor to the story that the First Wookie can´t stand her and won´t allow her in the White House (oh, how they all must hate the name of our nation´s presidential rssidence!).

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Reply 43 - Posted by: dp1950, 8/11/2013 7:42:28 AM     (No. 9468338)

Oprah has a deep hunger to let everyone know how rich she is. It is apparent in everything she does. Who else has a magazine whose cover each month features herself? She was sure to tell that it was a $38,000 bag she was after, not a $200 one. She could have said yes I can pay and shown her the debit or credit card which would accepted the transaction. But no, she had to publically humiliate a person because the person does not know how "rich" she is. I applaud her philanthropic work but she sure wants it be publically known. Who else but Oprah would have her roots investigated and find that you are a Zulu princess. I could pay someone 10 grand too and find out I am the King of Siam. You have noticed that Obama has given her a pay-off as a Medal of Freedom winner. Her endorsement did make a difference in his election.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Cep, 8/11/2013 7:42:56 AM     (No. 9468341)

Oprah, do you realize how many kids you could feed in the inner city with that kind of money? $38,0000 isa true waste of money on a handbag.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Trigger2, 8/11/2013 7:46:54 AM     (No. 9468349)

I´m sure that just like any other libtard she expected that Swiss store to give her something for free. After all, she´s special.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: udanja99, 8/11/2013 8:08:38 AM     (No. 9468379)

The Swiss must be particularly good at spotting trash. After all, they do live in the cleanest country on the planet.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: pindarjr, 8/11/2013 8:11:03 AM     (No. 9468382)

Hey, Oprah, you could have avoided the problem if you had just left your hoodie in the limo.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: PeoplesRepublikNY, 8/11/2013 8:25:47 AM     (No. 9468407)

Did Oprah ever marry that Eric Holder fella?

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Majorch2, 8/11/2013 8:26:07 AM     (No. 9468409)

I´m no big fan of Oprah´s,but I think this store is100% wrong. You´re in a retail business to sell merchandise, not to judge the size of your clients´ wallets. Who made these salespeople the judges of the world? And no, I´m not a disgruntled black person. I´m a white senior.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: TigerLilly, 8/11/2013 8:29:31 AM     (No. 9468411)

Maybe the shop clerk did recognize her, not everybody loves Oprah.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/11/2013 8:37:53 AM     (No. 9468416)

Re #39, the owner of the boutique did not lay the purported slight on the sales assistant´s being Italian. She said that because English was not the sales assistant´s first language, perhaps there may have been a language problem, a missed communication.

What she was really saying was that Oprah did not understand what the sales assistant was trying to say (or chose not to understand, chose to take offense, and used this incident to slam her boutique as being rude - and to promote her latest (racialist) movie.)

Highly unlikely that the boutique owner would have offended the Italians by blaming this on her sales assistant´s nationality. They are good customers, too.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: seminolesecure, 8/11/2013 8:41:57 AM     (No. 9468427)

Gee, how many times a week could I crow about rude treatment from black shop clerks?

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Reply 53 - Posted by: pineledger, 8/11/2013 8:44:06 AM     (No. 9468431)

"I"ntitlement carries with it the burden of being slighted when someone else just breathes. She has matching chips on both shoulders.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 8/11/2013 8:45:10 AM     (No. 9468434)

Re #50, try walking into a high end store dressed like a schlub (ZM´s expression) and see how far you get with "looking at " high end merchandise. Not in today´s world - or yesterday´s, either.

This was not a government facility. Not everyone has "a right" here. And those engaged in these businesses have a pretty good sense of who is legit and who isn´t. Who will buy their merchandise.

As someone said up the line, if you are not prepared to buy the $25,000 Valentino gown or the $38,000 bag why should you be entitled to try it on, to handle it?

To take this argument a step further, visit your local Bentley dealer and ask to take a test drive. Head for your local jeweler and ask to "try on" the diamond necklace. Lotsa luck.



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Reply 55 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 8/11/2013 8:47:25 AM     (No. 9468438)

(Cont´d)

Oprah cobbled this anecdote together to make the point that even she - the outrage! - was profiled. She learned this kind of anecdote-cobbling from Obie and Eric Holder. And all the other blacks who are heavily into relating to the bogus allegation of profiling that clouded the truth about Trayvon Martin.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: lilo, 8/11/2013 8:50:54 AM     (No. 9468444)

She is soooo yesterday, trying to be relevant. Race card maxed out here, don´t accept it in Europe.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: southernboy, 8/11/2013 8:54:13 AM     (No. 9468449)

FTA: “... “and I didn’t have my eyelashes on, but I was in full Oprah Winfrey gear…. So this doesn’t happen to me unless somebody obviously doesn’t know that it’s me.”…”

How conceited can one person be! “Don´t you know who I am!"



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Reply 58 - Posted by: Judith, 8/11/2013 9:00:06 AM     (No. 9468457)

I´d really like to know what oprah looked like to the saleswoman. Bet she looked like someone who could not afford that pocketbook....and that it had nothing to do with her race. I believe over in europe, the truly wealthy are slender, speak several languages, comport themselves in a specific way and are wardrobed in a way that savvy salespeople can spot as wealthy and willing to buy $35,000 pocketbooks. And ten dollars says NONE of those applied to winfrey.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: sandianne, 8/11/2013 9:01:07 AM     (No. 9468458)

The blacks like to think that racism occurs only in America. Try out the rest of the world, why don´t you? You "ain´t seen nothing" yet!

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Reply 60 - Posted by: marthaville, 8/11/2013 9:18:04 AM     (No. 9468482)

Poor Orpah Gail Winfrey is extremely wealthy. Apparently her wealth is exceeded only by her ego and self-consciousness. How dare any person in the world, including an Italian working in a store in Switzerland, not realize just who she is.

Hey, Italian scum, have you never heard of Kosciusko, Mississippi?

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Reply 61 - Posted by: coldoc, 8/11/2013 9:32:22 AM     (No. 9468507)

I only wish Okra (love it!) would have this thread read to her by the poor store clerk. What a pompous ass she is.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: uno, 8/11/2013 9:44:18 AM     (No. 9468529)

#62 - You left out "large"

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Reply 63 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 8/11/2013 9:52:56 AM     (No. 9468535)

Thanks #33.

Oprah seems to be on a roll after her Emmet Till/Trayvon Martin comparison. She´s showing her true character.

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Reply 64 - Posted by: nightvision, 8/11/2013 10:05:10 AM     (No. 9468548)

#36, Ditto.

And why are we giving her this much ´coverage´?
We shouldn´t be "enabling" the Orca.

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Reply 65 - Posted by: tc1969, 8/11/2013 10:39:34 AM     (No. 9468599)

Who cares? Take this behemoth away.


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Reply 66 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 8/11/2013 10:47:20 AM     (No. 9468610)

Picking up on #34, it´s a "class thing." Whether anyone here realizes it or not, it´s a "class thing" right here in the US, and it doesn´t have to be a high-end shop on Rodeo Drive, either.

Go into your everyday run-of-the-mill department store --a Dillards, for instance, dressed like a bag lady, start looking through racks of designer-type wares, and see if you don´t get scrutinized, and not in a good way.

If Harpo went into the shop dressed any other way than to the nines, looking like she could buy the place, and she got "dissed," it´s her own fault, but like others of her ilk, she plays the Race Card.

I can remember the days when ladies "dressed" to go to the grocery store and post office.

I´m glad to hear from #34 that Europe still maintains some standards. I suspect a "native" of Italy or Switzerland or France, et al, can walk down any street and pick out the Americans: sloppy stained t-shirts, faded jeans with holes [and sagging down past the posterior crack]. Personally, I think it´s disrespectful --here or there.

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Reply 67 - Posted by: ufos4, 8/11/2013 11:02:07 AM     (No. 9468631)

I´m sure I got the same "profiling" when I entered a Tiffany´s store (just to look) with my Walmart handbag, Kohl´s jeans and Payless shoes. You have to dress the part or at least be known by others beyond tv viewers in the US.


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Reply 68 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/11/2013 11:18:53 AM     (No. 9468654)

Oprah isn´t numero uno for nothing (whoops, double negative). This publicity stunt is meant to draw attention to her new project, The Butler.

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Reply 69 - Posted by: Arby, 8/11/2013 11:36:49 AM     (No. 9468673)

Forgive me, but I don´t care about anything with regard to Oprah. She´s essentially a mid-level character actor who was able to act fair and balanced when talking to people with a microphone in her hand.

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Reply 70 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 8/11/2013 11:40:19 AM     (No. 9468679)

Thanks, Abe.

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Reply 71 - Posted by: Tallgrass Palms, 8/11/2013 11:49:09 AM     (No. 9468693)

For a country to apologize for something it was not involved in or had anything to do with is pathetic. The apology is meaningless. Maybe the store clerk was having a bad day or maybe the clerk just doesn´t like overweight, self-important, dumpy, new-rich ghetto queens and is not racist at all. It is time for white people to stand up to these race baiters and tell them to stick their race BS. Just because a store clerk or anyone in a service job doesn´t become an obsequious sycophant and bow down to this racist, lumpy hag doesn´t mean the clerk is racist. Why should any country apologize this this POS?

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Reply 72 - Posted by: Warren Bonesteel, 8/11/2013 12:06:29 PM     (No. 9468721)

if that were my business, a sales clerk would be job hunting. It doesn´t matter if you think the customer can afford your product. You show them the product, praise the virtues of said product, then show the customer something se, if and when they balk at the price. You keep doing this until you make the sale. You keep smiling and treat the customer with courtesy and respect, every step of the way.

The business owner needs to take a hit for not training the sales clerks in proper techniques and salesmanship.

Had any of the above conditions been met, there would´ve been no incident, and O wouldn´t have been no platform for O to promote her views on race and politics.

Keeping well in mind that O is just a glorified talk show host and is not a politician, diplomat, statesman or world class intellectual.

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Reply 73 - Posted by: Aunt Agnes, 8/11/2013 12:06:52 PM     (No. 9468722)

Maybe she should have gone in dressed like a Zulu princess! Yeah, that´s the ticket - I´ll bet that would have cleared up any misunderstanding about who Her Heinous is. BTW - what elegant stores do Zulu princesses shop in, anyway?

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Reply 74 - Posted by: mozey, 8/11/2013 12:11:45 PM     (No. 9468730)

"The Ugly American".

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Reply 75 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 8/11/2013 12:19:41 PM     (No. 9468736)

Yep! Zippy the Magic Negro sure has improved race relations in the US of A. And this nitwit doesn´t help much, either. But we won´t let them prevent us from supporting a legitimate black patriot!

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Reply 76 - Posted by: WhatMediaBias, 8/11/2013 12:38:49 PM     (No. 9468761)

"Vee ahh zooooooooooooh sorry, you fat peeg!"
I can just imagine what I would say.

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Reply 77 - Posted by: franq, 8/11/2013 12:44:50 PM     (No. 9468762)

The fact that she is a billionaire and still whines says it all.

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Reply 78 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 8/11/2013 12:57:29 PM     (No. 9468778)

Life is such a trial when you´re Oprah Winifred. Er, Winifer. I mean Whiner. Um, uh, er ...

Uh, ma´am, wha´d you say your name was?

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Reply 79 - Posted by: artsy, 8/11/2013 2:27:47 PM     (No. 9468876)

I doubt it was the race card. It was probably the fat card, or the sloppy card they were profiling. But she has control over those things...so playing the race card means it´s not her fault.

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Reply 80 - Posted by: Craig Schneider, 8/11/2013 2:29:29 PM     (No. 9468881)

European shop assistants, in the major cities, anyway, just tend to be rude. I was in a clothing store in Paris and asked a passing saleswoman in my schoolboy French, "Can you help me, madame?" She answered, "Non, monsieur," and walked on. And just try returning defective merchandise. They have a different mind-set over there in retail.

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Reply 81 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 8/11/2013 2:33:36 PM     (No. 9468885)

People like Oprah can´t stand it when people don´t know who they are, and genuflect accordingly.

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Reply 82 - Posted by: jasmine, 8/11/2013 2:43:32 PM     (No. 9468893)

When I encounter a clerk who is rude to me, I go to management to discuss the BEHAVIOR I find objectionable. Race, mine or the clerk´s, is not relevant to the discussion.

Since the vilified employee was an experienced, multilingual clerk employed by a shop catering to well-off clients of ALL races, I think it´s ludicrous to suggest that "race" was relevant to anyone other than Oprah herself.

Oprah would be but one of many wealthy black shoppers in a place like that. I think her own behavior may be worth examining. She assumed the worst (racism) about the clerk very quickly. Did it occur to her, as it did to the manager, that the confusion could have had to do with English not being the clerk´s native tongue? The clerk is accused of rushing to judgment, but what about Oprah?

Oprah says she wasn´t allowed to see the handbag, but the store says she was. Seems to be taking an awfully long time for the media to get the facts straight.

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Reply 83 - Posted by: artlover, 8/11/2013 2:55:53 PM     (No. 9468911)

I had a hard time making sure I did not accidentially turn her on my TV when she was on as I hated the site of her and still do. I think she is a pompus nurd. I don´t know how to spell these words correctly, but I surely know what I am talking about.


I cannot get Lucianne.com to work for me anymore. It jumps, won´t accept type and just is really hard to use anymore........

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Reply 84 - Posted by: ZurichMike, 8/11/2013 5:45:28 PM     (No. 9469064)

Sorry #73, if you want to be treated like royalty, you need to play the part, and dress appropriately. Is a sales clerk there to entertain the "Princess for a Day" fantasy of any woman who waltzes into the store and wants to put her greasy hands on a $35,000 purse, or squirm her way into a $25,000 gown? Imagine if 100 customers did that. The merchandise -- one of a kind, usually -- would be ruined and unable to be sold at any price.

In Europe, people who visit high-end shops and want high-end service need to dress up and demonstrate appropriate behavior.

By the way, the European press is now slamming Oprah, calling this "Purse-gate" and calling her out for being an arrogant, snooty boor. A real bull in a china shop. Or a narcissist in a Tom Ford boutique in Zurich.

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Reply 85 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 8/11/2013 7:26:05 PM     (No. 9469116)

I´m with ZM. If you want to look at the very top of the line merchandise you should dress like you can afford it. That doesn´t always mean looking like you are headed for Ladies Day at Royal Ascot but the overall effect should indicate you can afford the price tags. Nor is this unique to Europe. I used to live only four to five hundred feet from the complex Oprah had her Chicago condo in. If I wanted to shop for clothes in the top end stores on Michigan Avenue I had better be something that was top end items or I´d be ignored.

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Reply 86 - Posted by: ArtieC, 8/11/2013 9:21:59 PM     (No. 9469196)

Is my heart breaking.

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Reply 87 - Posted by: get er done, 8/11/2013 9:35:40 PM     (No. 9469203)

If "full Oprah Winfrey gear" consists of what Oprah is wearing and how she looks in the photo shown with this article, then I too would not have the impression that she could afford a $40,000 handbag.

European ladies would not be seen in public looking like Oprah does in that photo, nor would they want to be photographed in such attire. Ladies dress appropriately for their age and weight.

When we traveled in Europe, we were advised NOT to dress casually as many American tend to dress, for safety reasons. We were advised to dress like Europeans. We left our jeans and sneakers at home.

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Reply 88 - Posted by: cat2, 8/11/2013 11:16:38 PM     (No. 9469290)

Re: 21 & 22. Nice stories - hope that really happened, although buying a cafe seems a little out there.

But here is one I know to be true one. One summer back in the early 60´s I had a roommate at UNC who was a granddaughter of Eli Lilly. She told me that when she was a teen she had arrived in NYC one day short of cash and she needed to take a cab. A cab driver took her to her destination for free, and,
"every year since that, before Christmas, a big package with gifts for his family arrives at his door". I also have a family story of personal generosity from Frank Sinatra when he was a very young star. I bet there are so many of these tales that we never hear about.

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Reply 89 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/12/2013 3:36:00 AM     (No. 9469382)

Apparently, "full Oprah gear" includes a ferocious air of entitlement.

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Reply 90 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 8/12/2013 7:03:48 AM     (No. 9469462)

I´m reminded of the rich young ruler who wanted to follow Jesus until he was told that he would have to give up his worldly possessions. He went away sorrowful, because he loved his $35,000 purses too much - or something like that.

He had the opportunity to talk face to face, and be a close companion with the richest man he would ever know - the One who had left His home in heaven to come to earth to save him - and he went back to what he thought was riches instead.

Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Hint: The exchange won´t be for any amount of money that can be carried in innumerable fancy purses.
It won´t depend on what a shop clerk selling $35,000 purses thinks about us, what the shop owner thinks of us, or even how well regarded we are by the government of the country where the shop owner does business.
It will depend upon our following that man the rich young ruler did not follow.

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Reply 91 - Posted by: JudithC, 8/12/2013 3:59:41 PM     (No. 9470312)

I don´t believe the big "O" and even more so after reading the comments of the clerk. The racist insult black American Oprah supposedly suffered is no more than a shop clerk not showing a proper amount of hero worship that she´s accustomed to receiving— and Oprah jumping on the opportunity to come up with a so-called "story" so serious that took her two days to recount. I´ll bet the clerk was white, which offered yet another reason for Oprah to use her "power" to demonstrate her wrath for a lowly shop clerk. And so now we learn that the clerk has apologized (for something she didn´t do), which means that if she´s lucky, she may even keep her job. Then again...

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Reply 92 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 8/12/2013 7:38:50 PM     (No. 9470620)

Her racist ego is only exceeded by her voluminous rear quarters.

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Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 4:02:34 PM     Post Reply
FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the


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