Swiss retail clerk: Oprah Winfrey’s accusation of racial profiling “not true”

by Gramfan on August 12, 2013

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Daily Mail (UK): ‘Oprah’s a liar’: Sales assistant in Swiss racist handbag row denies telling TV host that she could not view item because she couldn’t afford it

The sales assistant who refused to show U.S. talkshow billionaire Oprah Winfrey a luxury handbag costing nearly £25,000 claims the superstar lied about what happened in the luxury Swiss boutique where she works.

Speaking anonymously to Sunday newspaper SonntagsBlick, the Italian bag lady said she felt ‘powerless’ and in the grip of a ‘cyclone’ after Winfrey went on TV in America to claim she had been the victim of racism.

Winfrey was in Switzerland in July when she walked into the Trois Pommes boutique in Zurich looking for a handbag to match the outfit she was going to wear to old friend Tina Turner’s wedding.

She claims the sales assistant refused to show her the black crocodile leather bag because – seeing a black woman – she automatically assumed she would not be able to afford it.

Now the saleslady has hit back, stating: ‘I wasn’t sure what I should present to her when she came in on the afternoon of Saturday July 20 so I showed her some bags from the Jennifer Aniston collection.

‘I explained to her the bags came in different sizes and materials, like I always do.

‘She looked at a frame behind me. Far above there was the 35,000 Swiss franc crocodile leather bag.

‘I simply told her that it was like the one I held in my hand, only much more expensive, and that I could show her similar bags.

‘It is absolutely not true that I declined to show her the bag on racist grounds. I even asked her if she wanted to look at the bag.

‘She looked around the store again but didn’t say anything else. Then she went with her companion to the lower floor. My colleague saw them to the door. They were not even in the store for five minutes.’

She emphatically denied ever saying to Winfrey: ‘You don’t want to see this bag. It is too expensive.  You cannot afford it.’

The saleslady went on: ‘This is not true. This is absurd. I would never say something like that to a customer. Really never. Good manners and politeness are the Alpha and the Omega in this business.

‘I don’t know why she is making these accusations. She is so powerful and I am just a shop girl.

‘I didn’t hurt anyone. I don’t know why someone as great as her must cannibalize me on TV.

‘If it had all taken place as she claimed, why has she not complained the next day at the wedding of Tina Turner with Trudie Goetz, my boss? She was there also at the Turner wedding as a guest. I don’t understand it.

‘I spoke to Oprah Winfrey in English. My English is okay but not excellent, unfortunately.

‘I didn’t know who she was when she came into the store. That wouldn’t have made any difference if I had.

‘We work really hard to greet all the people who come into the store with the same level of respect and treat them all equally.

‘If someone asks me whether he or she can see an article, I always present these. Because that person is a potential buyer. And my job is to sell it.

‘I’m glad if I can sell an article. It is a reward for me, if I can sell a nice piece. This means that I’m good at my job.’

She has worked in the store for five years, says 50 per cent of the clientele come from abroad and that a bag costing nearly £25,000 is sold ‘only a few times a year.’

Asked what she would say to Oprah now she added: ‘I would apologize and say it was all a  misunderstanding. I surely did not intentionally want to insult Ms. Winfrey. I hope this nightmare ends soon.’

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1 Zenster August 13, 2013 at 12:46 am

Good manners and politeness are the Alpha and the Omega in this business.

Something that is totally beyond the ken of a puffed up, race baiting, America hating, narcissist who has built her fortune upon being every White Liberal woman’s imaginary BBG (Best Black Girlfriend).

‘I don’t know why she is making these accusations. She is so powerful and I am just a shop girl.

Winfrey does it for the same reason (please pardon the crudity), that a dog licks his balls. Because she can. A simple thought experiment: If the boutique’s sales clerk had been a person of color, would we even be having this discussion right now?

[waits for hysterical laughter to subside]

Horse snot! … Er, I mean, of course not! Black people cannot play The Race Card™ on other Black people or most minorities for that matter—who often hate Black people with a ferocity that makes White racism pale in comparison. Black’s cannot play The Race Card™ on each other because it just doesn’t work. There’s no White Man’s Burden (slow loading but superb image), to prey upon, no leverage and, especially, no sympathy amongst Blacks for each other, just an almost incurable sense of victimhood and entitlement that will most likely outlive the sun’s stellar cycle.

‘I didn’t hurt anyone. I don’t know why someone as great as her must cannibalize me on TV.

From out of the mouths of babes and fools comes the truth. Remember, the most persistent killer of young Black men is other young Black men. It is with gleeful abandon that Blacks cannibalize each other—both figuratively in the West and, throughout sub-Saharan Africa, quite literally—along with anyone else foolish enough to stray into their path, including the odd boutique sales lady. Should there be any doubt about this phenomenon, just ask terminally brain-damaged “free spirit”, Ray Widstrand. Oh, wait, you can’t because he if fighting for his life in a hospital ICU after an unprovoked mob attack upon him by some fifty-plus feral Blacks in über-Liberal St. Paul, Minnesota—home of the ultra-racist Unfair Campaign and it’s blatant anti-White billboards.

That poor shop clerk has had to learn the hard way about how she is no exception to this Law of the Jungle™ and Oprah, as as an enshrined figure in America’s resurgent, Obama-catalyzed, Black Grievance Industry™ probably wet herself just dreaming about how to milk this fabricated incident like the last cow on the farm.

2 Gramfan August 13, 2013 at 1:00 am

Great post, Zenster!
I am proud to say I was never a fan of OW, rarely watched her. After she refused to have Sarah Palin on before BHO was ‘elected’ she was history to me!

“Money can’t by class” – perfect example of it.

I will add another simple word: Ungracious!!

3 Zenster August 13, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Gramfan: Great post, Zenster!

Thank you, Gramfan.

What puts the total lie to America’s Black Grievance Industry is two simple facts:

1.) American Blacks under Jim Crow—reprehensible though that policy may have been—were more prosperous, had more successful Black-run businesses along with a greater number of stable, nuclear families. That there was an unbelievably smaller percentage of American Blacks in jail is just rancid icing on that pathetic cake.

2.) Historically, Islam has enslaved more African Blacks than Europe and America combined. Furthermore, the Transatlantic slave trade had a mortality rate of some 15% while Muslim slavers marching African Blacks across the trans-Saharan caravan routes experienced an 85% mortality rate. End of story.

Yet, you never hear a peep from the vast majority of Blacks anywhere about obtaining reparations from the wealthy MME (Muslim Middle East) countries who participated in that centuries-long atrocity. (Remember, Saudi Arabia was one of the last countries on earth to outlaw slavery.) All you hear about is “forty acres and a mule!” We’ll not even discuss how, upon arrival in the MME, the vast majority of Black males were immediately castrated, which is why there is basically no racially mixed underclass anywhere within that region.

Yet, it is the White race, and White men specifically, that have been adjudged as the greatest bane of modern civilization. Why is that?

My personal guess is it’s because the heights that Western countries have attained, especially America—in a little over two short centuries, no less—represent nothing less than a standing rebuke to all other cultures in the entire world; many of whom have had standing head starts of millennia. Where are their moon landings, in utero surgical procedures, gigahertz microprocessors, automotive assembly lines, Internets, aircraft manufactories and solid state lasers?

Most curiously, where are their interracial melting pots? Why is it that Western nations are the only ones who are somehow obligated to have multicultural societies when almost nothing of the sort exists anywhere else on earth?

The hypocritical way that most other tyrannous Second and Third World countries or cultures furiously hate the freedoms and successes of Western civilization would be laughable if these barbaric cretins weren’t so busy flying fully loaded passenger jet airliners into occupied skyscrapers in the off hours between beating their wives.


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