09 Aug '13, 3pm

Oprah Gets Swiss Apology for Racist Diss

Oprah Winfrey attends the 6th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood awards luncheon, February 21, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Jason LaVeris/Getty Images) Share 0 The Swiss Tourism Office has apologized for the racism that media mogul Oprah Winfrey says she encountered last month while in town for Tina Turner's wedding. Oprah told Entertainment Tonight that a shop assistant in Zurich refused to show her a handbag that was "too expensive" for one of the world's most powerful and richest women. She told the story when asked by ET about the use of the N-word. "Racism for me doesn't show itself that way. It still exists," she said and went on to explain what happened in the Zurich shop. Related: Tina Turner Calls Married Life 'A Wonderful Place To Be' "Obviously, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is not shown in Zurich," she told ET. "I say to the woman, "Excuse me, may I see that...

Full article: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/oprah-swiss-apology-r...

Tweets

A racist shop assistant in Zurich refused to sh...

tmz.com 09 Aug '13, 3pm

fun fact: the owner of the shop actually attended Tina's wedding as well!! And she stated that she does not see any wrong ...

Oprah

Oprah

bigstory.ap.org 09 Aug '13, 12pm

GENEVA (AP) — Talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she encountered racism while shopping in Switzerland — and the national to...

A shop assistant in Zurich refused to show Opra...

huffingtonpost.com 09 Aug '13, 1pm

It has been vogue for some White folks and others to racially discriminate against Blacks, for politicians to ,make the mo...

A shop assistant in Zurich refused to show Opra...

huffingtonpost.com 09 Aug '13, 1pm

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 27: (UK NEWSPAPERS OUT) Actress and talk show host Oprah Winfrey attends the Thanksgivi...

Oprah gets Swiss apology after being told a handbag was ‘too expensive’ for her

Oprah gets Swiss apology after being told a han...

thestar.com 09 Aug '13, 1pm

GENEVA—Talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she encountered racism while shopping in Switzerland — and the national tourism o...

'You will not be able to afford that': What Swi...

accessatlanta.com 09 Aug '13, 2pm

Oprah Winfrey says she had a racist encounter while shopping in Switzerland — and the national tourist office and the shop...

Oprah on racism over 'too expensive' handbag; g...

latimes.com 10 Aug '13, 2pm

Oprah Winfrey is one of the richest entertainers in the world, thanks to her willdly successful 25-season run on "The Opra...

Oprah Said A Racist Shop Worker Told Her She Couldn't Afford A Luxury Handbag

Oprah Said A Racist Shop Worker Told Her She Co...

businessinsider.com 09 Aug '13, 3pm

Getty Images A Swiss boutique has apologized to Oprah Winfrey after a worker refused to let her see an expensive handbag. ...

Oprah Winfrey given Swiss apology for 'racist treatment' over handbag via @guardian

Oprah Winfrey given Swiss apology for 'racist t...

theguardian.com 09 Aug '13, 6pm

The Swiss tourism board has apologised to Oprah Winfrey , after the media mogul experienced her own "Pretty Woman" moment ...

Oprah receives apology for racist encounter: Oprah Winfrey says she had a racist encounter while shopping in S...

Oprah receives apology for racist encounter: Op...

news-briefs.ew.com 09 Aug '13, 2pm

Oprah Winfrey says she had a racist encounter while shopping in Switzerland — and the national tourist office and the shop...

Oprah Winfrey: Racist Swiss Shop Told Me I Coul...

gossipcop.com 09 Aug '13, 3pm

Why does it always have to be about being black? I’m black. I’ve gone into stores dressed well, and been taken care if rig...

Racism: Oprah Refused Handbag At Zurich Shop

news.sky.com 09 Aug '13, 7am

Oprah Winfrey has said she recently became a victim of racism when a shop assistant in Switzerland refused to show her a h...

Oprah Winfrey Gets Apology From Switzerland Ove...

tv.yahoo.com 09 Aug '13, 8pm

Switzerland has chosen not to remain neutral in the matter of Oprah Winfrey's racially charged encounter with a sales cler...

Oprah receives racist comments while in Switzerland, receives apology from rep

Oprah receives racist comments while in Switzer...

globalgrind.com 09 Aug '13, 3pm

Oprah Winfrey had a Pretty Woman experience in Switzerland while shopping…and it wasn’t because she was dressed like a hoo...

Oh no she didn't. She did. Oprah told 'handbag ...

thejournal.ie 09 Aug '13, 9am

“Perhaps the shop assistant didn’t like women” Then they would have been fired from a handbag shop long ago. Similarly for...