Race-baiter Oprah Winfrey shops for trouble in Switzerland

by 1389 on August 10, 2013

in 1389 (blog admin), Europe, offbeat news, political correctness, Switzerland, the left

Oprah claims racism in Switzerland

No Oprah

GENEVA – Oprah Winfrey says she had a racist encounter while shopping in Switzerland – and the national tourist office and the shop owner have apologized.

The billionaire media mogul told the U.S. program “Entertainment Tonight” that a shop assistant in Zurich refused to show her a black handbag priced at $38,000 because “you will not be able to afford that.”

Forbes magazine estimates that Winfrey earned $77 million in the year ending in June.

Winfrey was in town to attend last month’s wedding of her longtime pal Tina Turner, who lives in a chateau along Lake Zurich.
Shop owner Trudie Goetz told the BBC that an assistant had shown Winfrey several other items before the “misunderstanding” over the bag, which was kept behind a screen. The Blick newspaper quoted Goetz as saying the bag was priced at 35,000 Swiss francs ($38,000).

She also told Blick that she was “truly sorry” because her staff are well-trained to treat customers well.

“I have to admit that the employee is Italian. Of course, she speaks English, but not as well as her mother tongue,” Goetz was quoted as saying. “It was a real misunderstanding.”

Winfrey was involved in another retail rebuff in Paris in 2005, when she was turned away from a Hermes boutique 15 minutes after closing time. The store said it was closed for a private public relations event.
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I posted this comment:

Of course Oprah couldn’t be bothered to learn any foreign languages before shopping in a country where little English is spoken. Oh, that’s right – she travels to Europe but she thinks it’s beneath her dignity to learn European languages. In other words, she has zero class.

If I owned an expensive boutique I would post a “No Trespassing” sign with a notice that Oprah is denied entrance to the premises on the grounds that she is abusive to retail employees.

When she inevitably claimed “racism” I would reply, “Are you implying that black people in general have a reputation for being abusive to retail employees, or is it just you?”

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1 flyr August 10, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Europe’s most expensive shops are filled with shoppers of all races. It might have been Oprah’s attitude that made the sales clerk think she could not afford it.

Someone who still thinks that Treyvon was a little boy killed by a racist bully probably did not impress the shop owner. I remember an Oprah from years ago who had not consumed the Sharpton cool aid and was proud of her heritage and open minded.

If Martin Luther King were here today i think he would be in tears that after all the blood and angst spilled on behalf of civil rights, so many young black males had traded all of the progress for an iPod filled with rap, a gold chain , a fatherless home and drugs.

Oprah could follow Cosby’s steps and be a force for light but instead she followed the herd, lead by Obama and headed for the cliff.

2 E.Eliveld August 11, 2013 at 9:47 am

Oprah doesn’t know anything about other countries. As a black-American Women she does not need to. She thinks… She is black, a female en was playing in all kind of slavemovies.

She also does not realize that in Swiss the biggest part of the inhabitants are white. Yes! They have a white skincolor and nearly the only ‘colored’ people are asylum seekers. From Ethiopia an Eritrea for example. Also Oprah shows are not broadcasted in Swis… So how should the salesperson know that she was one of the vew that are not poor. Its not strange that the saleswomen made the mistake to think that Oprah was one of them.

By assuming Swiss is a similar country like the USA and by not looking deeper into the Swiss culture makes the response of Oprah rather racists…

3 Rose August 15, 2013 at 2:07 pm

I detest that woman. I think the problem was that everyone in the shop didn’t rush around her bowing at her feet. She has no class, this should have been handled in a private manner. I feel bad for the shop girl and hope she doesn’t lose her job because of this.

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