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Swiss store clerk issues apology for refusing to show Oprah a handbag she thought was too ‘expensive’ for her…


Oprah and Gayle King in Zurich

As I mentioned on my show the other night.

A Swiss high-end boutique issued an apology to American media mogul Oprah Winfrey after a clerk there refused to show Winfrey a handbag she thought was too expensive for her. Obviously the clerk didn’t know who Oprah was and refused to take the bag out of the case.

Oprah was in Zürich, Switzerland to attend Tina Turner’s wedding at the time and is now busy promoting her latest film, ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’.

Oprah said: “I was in Zurich the other day, in a store whose name I will not mention. I didn’t have my eyelashes on, but I was in full Oprah Winfrey gear. I had my little Donna Karan skirt and my little sandals. But obviously ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ is not shown in Zurich.

“I go into a store and I say to the woman, ‘Excuse me, could I see the bag right above your head?’ and she says to me, ‘No. It’s too expensive.’”

The saleswoman went on to suggest she look at cheaper bags. ‘I left the store but it proves that racism is still an issue,’ Oprah added.

‘There’s two different ways to handle it. I could’ve had the whole blow-up thing… but racism still exists, of course it does.’

The handbag in question was on sale for £24,460 and was locked in a cabinet to prevent shoplifting.

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41 thoughts on “Swiss store clerk issues apology for refusing to show Oprah a handbag she thought was too ‘expensive’ for her…

      1. Morning Wanda, Acquitta, Adriane and Jamilla!

        I’m just not interested in the movie. I’ll wait til it hits the $2.00 theater and going in with food from a restaurant.

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  1. Oprah need to go back to that store and have a Julia Roberts moment with the clerk…..U work on commission right? Big Mistake…BIG!!!!!

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  2. There is a slave movie coming out this fall that I want to see…… I can’t think of the name of it though. There is also a movie with Thandi Newton I want to see as well. I think its something about Africa but “the butler” I don’t wanna see.

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    1. Well, they damn sure look scary here. Let’s hope they didn’t go in any stores looking like that.
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      You see worst than that in the hood

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  3. Forrest Whitaker said he knows racism first hand.Forrest spoke about how he was followed home a lot by helicopters flashing their lights on him and following him home asking each time where he was going.

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  4. I didn’t have my eyelashes on, but I was in full Oprah Winfrey gear. I had my little Donna Karan skirt and my little sandals. But obviously ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ is not shown in Zurich.
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    :huh: 😆 I feel you Oprah

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  5. With all due respect to the clerk Oprah is only worth $1.3 billon rather than the $1.45 billion of last year so this purse may have been out of her price range!

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    1. I saw the premier and there was a very open discussion on racism. Lee Daniels (the director) admitted that he gets angry as a director when it is easier for other directors to get backing for a film and it is an issue when it comes to us. He stated that the movie was done on a 25 Million dollar budget. I have to admit for that amount and all the star power in that movie, he did a good job with what he had. He said he knows racism first hand.

      Forrest spoke about how he was followed home a lot by helicopters flashing their lights on him and following him home asking each time where he was going.

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      1. Gabby & Harlem

        A “Struggle through Civil Rights” Movie seen through the prospective of the Butler. What was intriguing was the two prospectives of the movement through The Butler and his son. That’s what made the movie interesting. Ion wanna tell it all.

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      2. I will not be seeing the movie the butler. no thank you. a little tired of the same stories just a different version.

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