Oprah and Gayle King in Zurich

A Swiss high end boutique issued an apology to American media mogul Oprah Winfrey after a clerk there refused to show Winfrey a handbag because it was too expensive for her.

Oprah and her longtime Lover Gayle King were in Zurich, Switzerland to attend Tina Turner's wedding.

"Obviously 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' is not shown in Zurich," Oprah told Entertainment Tonight.

Oprah is busy promoting her latest film, 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'. By the way, many thanks to Saptosa Foster of 135th Street PR for the invite to last night's Atlanta screening of 'The Butler'!

From UK's Daily Mail:

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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    • WUT SED “GET FIRE ON DEM BISHES!”

      GOOOD MORNING BEAUTIFUL ROSES AND SEXXAY THORNS :kiss: AND :hug:

      I went to the premier of The Butler last night at Atlantic Station... :think: Forrest Whittaker is soooo much smaller in person than I thought. He and Lee Daniels did a Q&A after the movie. The movie was.. decent...

    • A.J.

      :lol: this happens to O all the time overseas. Chit, them people do not know you or care. You is still a nigra and without make-up......

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Chile :tea:

    • A.J.

      Morning Wut! Forrest doesnt strike me as being small but I take your word for it.

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

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      Oprah good cause she could have bought the stre and fired her azz. Lol.

    • LongLegged

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

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      @Wut just Decent? :thinking: welp want be seeing that. 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 Afica

    • A.J.

      The all look scary here. Let's hope they didn't go in any store looking like that.

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      These yt folk something.
      :lol:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Oprah gaining that weight back :tea:

    • A.J.

      Oprah and her longtime Lover Gayle King were in Zurich, Switzerland to attend Tina Turner’s wedding.
      _______________
      :lol:

    • WUT SED “GET FIRE ON DEM BISHES!”

      At the premier there was a very open discussion on racism. Lee Daniels 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.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPgpRw9tiuM bnatural

      A.J. says:

      The all look scary here. Let’s hope they didn’t go in any store looking like that.
      ----

      Please you see worse than that in wally world...

    • GAGIRL87

      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.
      ____________________________________________________________________

      :huh: :coffee: I feel you Oprah

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Man, I just don't care™ says:

      These yt folk something.
      ___________________

      and they going straight to hell too :tea:

    • GAGIRL87

      @ WUT :hug: Forest appears to look like a big man if that makes sense :lol:

      How was the movie?

    • WUT SED “GET FIRE ON DEM BISHES!”

      A.J. says:

      Morning Wut! Forrest doesnt strike me as being small but I take your word for it.

      Im just not interested in the movie. I’ll wait til it hits the $2.00 theater and going in with food from a restaurant.
      ------------------
      When I tell you he may be 5'10 5'11? He is small in weight. He had on grey jeans and a leather jacket. His pants were loose. he is maybe 32/34 in the waist. Because the theater was crowded I had to sit in the front row. I was right in front of both he and Lee. Lee is actually bigger than Forrest. I will try to upload the picture.

    • luVn_liFe…

      :chase: GAGAGirl you Know we were downstairs!!! you left us there
      :rules: aDDs u to the list!

      And what nahhh Oprah cant afford Something! :shock:

    • WUT SED “GET FIRE ON DEM BISHES!”

      jeniefrumdabloc says:

      @Wut just Decent? :thinking: welp want be seeing that. 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 Afica
      ------------------------------
      It is the similar "Struggle through Civil Rights" Movie seen through the prospective of the Butler. What was intriguing was the two prospective of the movement through The Butler and his son. That's what made the movie interesting.

    • Smonae

      Damn, they dont know who O is :shocked: I bet that b got chewed out by her boss :no:

    • luVn_liFe…

      Well;Let me ask is that a recent pic of O and GAyle up there??
      ~
      ~
      If yeah and O didnt have her make up on and visual Effect (mobile) Screen,Yeah I could see the clerks concern

    • WUT SED “GET FIRE ON DEM BISHES!”

      GAGIRL87 says:

      @ WUT :hug: Forest appears to look like a big man if that makes sense :lol:

      How was the movie?
      ---------------------------
      :hug: I don't know if he lost weight because he played Mr. Gains at different ages and had to go from being young to old. But like I said it is a Civil Rights Movie from the prospective of the Butler and his son.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      :rules: <--Write UP about you's :looksaway:
      ====================
      Oprah, was also treated funny in Harrah's I believe, so yrs back :tea:

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      Forest had gastric bypass a few years ago

    • GAGIRL87

      At the premier there was a very open discussion on racism. Lee Daniels 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.

      ______________________________________________________________________

      I can't wait to see the movie it looks good

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      She got her Sophia Walk going...

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      What was so special bout this dayum bag?

      Man, Oprah can buy Switzerland. Than her and Gayke can have their own private island.

    • Smonae

      Good Morning :waves: Sandra

      Wut :hugs:
      AJ
      Man
      Jenie
      GA
      Bnatural
      Luvn
      LongL
      DTTS

      :yahoo:

    • GAGIRL87

      Why ya'll acting like this today :rofl: Luvie & DTTS?? :crying:

    • Miany

      :stop: This bisssh need a lesson in customer service...
      What a biiiish aint gone do is tell me what I can or can't afford.
      Even if it IS too expensive it's your job to show it to me....

      Chile the lord did good by not making me Oprah. I cant take all this politically correct shii. Bissh woulda told me I cant afford it I woulda came back with CASH £24,460 slapped her across her face with it a few times and wallk thee fugg out.

    • GAGIRL87

      She got her Sophia Walk going…
      __________________________________________________________________

      :no:

      :ghost:

      :rofl:

      #weak

    • WUT SED “GET FIRE ON DEM BISHES!”

      Man, I just don't care™ says:

      Forest had gastric bypass a few years ago
      ---------------------
      Well that would explain his small size... I couldn't see his wonky eye because he wore black thick rimmed glasses. He looked good to me. I liked the fact that despite the audience being mixed (it was quite a few YT people in the audience, he and Lee spoke very candidly about racism and their experiences.

    • GAGIRL87

      Smonae :buttshake: hey girl heyyyyyy :hug:

    • Mr.BluPhi

      How you just refuse to show a customer an item. I don't care if she went in there dressed like the way she looks in the picture, thats still no reason. Now if she would acted an ass, ppl would have said she's the angry black woman.... smh

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      :waves: Smonae!

      BBL

    • WUT SED “GET FIRE ON DEM BISHES!”

      SMOOOOONAAAEEEEEEE!!! :kiss: Hey nah!

    • The Master Beta :D

      Newsflash you still a nicca

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      What a biiiish aint gone do is
      ----
      (((on the factory bullhorn)))
      SETTLE DOWN MIANY, SETTLE DOWN :cuss:

      :rofl:

    • luVn_liFe…

      We shine because they hate us, floss 'cause they degrade us
      We trying to buy back our 40 acres
      And for that paper, look how low we a'stoop
      EVEN IF YOU INA BENZ YOU STILL A NIGGA IN A COOP
      :whistle

    • http://www.ejb.kitsylane.com The Reverend Priestess Prophetess Pastor Bishop Mother Pope of the Church of BLACK Jeesus Pickachu Tran

      Man, I just don't care™ says:

      Oprah good cause she could have bought the stre and fired her azz. Lol.

      ________________________

      RIGHT. :yes:

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      @SMONAE
      Morning!
      :jack:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Smonae :waves: :offtopic: I just seen a preview of that show being Mary Jane and of course ole girl still with that married man :tea: but I don't understand why they put shows on like this :shrugs: like its ok to sleep with married men, or being the other woman, or some kind of empowerment in taking a man from his wife :shrugs:

    • GAGIRL87

      @ Wut I'm super excited to see the movie nobody wants to see it but me guess I'll be going solo..

    • A.J.

      It may be me but I'm tired of these ole slave/maid/butler type movies.

    • MsChavo

      I don't believe her. Another incident just in time for The Butler. And I just don't believe her.

    • The Master Beta :D

      :blink: is that a current pic of Oprah she got them grandma arms :hahaha:

    • luVn_liFe…

      :twisted:

    • WUT SED “GET FIRE ON DEM BISHES!”

      GAGIRL87 says:

      At the premier there was a very open discussion on racism. Lee Daniels 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.

      ______________________________________________________________________

      I can’t wait to see the movie it looks good
      -------------------------
      Girl Cuba Gooding and Terrance Howard was funny. The movie had its good points.

    • Miany

      :hug: SMONAE
      Mr.BluPhi says:
      How you just refuse to show a customer an item. I don’t care if she went in there dressed like the way she looks in the picture, thats still no reason. Now if she would acted an ass, ppl would have said she’s the angry black woman…. smh
      ^^^^ exactly. YOU'RE GETTING PAID, DO YOUR JOB.

    • A.J.

      Smonae-good morning!

    • Smonae

      The Master Beta :D says:

      Newsflash you still a nicca
      __________

      :rofl:

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      It may be me but I’m tired of these ole slave/maid/butler type movies.

      by A.J. on Aug 9, 2013 at 9:46 am
      _____________

      :cosign:

      I couldnt watch "Fruitviale Station" cause I already hate cops/pigs.

    • luVn_liFe…

      A.J. says: I’m tired of these ole slave/maid/butler type movies.
      Me TOO. . .

      SMONEA :wave: Beta
      @BETA her arms DO lOOk turrible,Turrible i Tell Ya :(

      *picks up my dumb bells from under my desk*

    • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

      WUT SED "GET FIRE ON DEM BISHES!" says:

      Forrest Whittaker is soooo much smaller in person than I thought. He and Lee Daniels did a Q&A after the movie. The movie was.. decent…
      *********************

      It was just decent? Darn. I was expecting something epic. I guess I'll wait for it on DVD. Everyone we see on TV and film is smaller than they seem. One way I've started to gauge it is when the men are standing next to women on TV or in movies. If they aren't several inches taller than the woman then I assume they are short which is the case with most of the men.

    • FuturedocDonte

      Oprah gaining that weight back
      ----
      Oprah weight fluctuates worse than gas prices :coffee:

    • Smonae

      Mainy :hugs:

      Didnt this happen to Oprah in Chi years ago, when she was still a millionaire :think:

    • WUT SED “GET FIRE ON DEM BISHES!”

      The Master Beta :D says:

      Newsflash you still a nicca
      ----------------------
      You just come in refusing to be shyt... you don't warm up to it or nothing... :rofl:

    • Jdore

      Morning Roses! :waves:

    • Miany

      luVn_liFe... says:
      We shine because they hate us, floss ’cause they degrade us
      We trying to buy back our 40 acres
      And for that paper, look how low we a’stoop
      EVEN IF YOU INA BENZ YOU STILL A NIGGA IN A COOP
      :whistle
      ^^ :cosign: :love: that Kanye.

      A.J. says:
      It may be me but I’m tired of these ole slave/maid/butler type movies.
      ^^^ +1

    • WUT SED “GET FIRE ON DEM BISHES!”

      Bird says:

      WUT SED “GET FIRE ON DEM BISHES!” says:

      Forrest Whittaker is soooo much smaller in person than I thought. He and Lee Daniels did a Q&A after the movie. The movie was.. decent…
      *********************

      It was just decent? Darn. I was expecting something epic. I guess I’ll wait for it on DVD. Everyone we see on TV and film is smaller than they seem. One way I’ve started to gauge it is when the men are standing next to women on TV or in movies. If they aren’t several inches taller than the woman then I assume they are short which is the case with most of the men.
      ------------------------
      It had it's good points but it reminded me of so many other Civil Rights Movies :shrug:

    • The Master Beta :D

      Smonae :waves:

    • A.J.

      @Man

      Right I'm not watching Fruitvale Station either.

    • WUT SED “GET FIRE ON DEM BISHES!”

      Miany says:

      luVn_liFe… says:
      We shine because they hate us, floss ’cause they degrade us
      We trying to buy back our 40 acres
      And for that paper, look how low we a’stoop
      EVEN IF YOU INA BENZ YOU STILL A NIGGA IN A COOP
      :whistle
      ^^ :cosign: :love: that Kanye.

      A.J. says:
      It may be me but I’m tired of these ole slave/maid/butler type movies.
      ^^^ +1
      --------------------------
      I don't know... I think they are relevant to keep the kids and those who didn't actually go through those things connected to reality. Racism is still very present and knowing the root will give understanding to it.

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      It was just decent? Darn. I was expecting something epic. I guess I’ll wait for it on DVD. Everyone we see on TV and film is smaller than they seem. One way I’ve started to gauge it is when the men are standing next to women on TV or in movies. If they aren’t several inches taller than the woman then I assume they are short which is the case with most of the men.

      by Bird on Aug 9, 2013 at 9:49 am
      _____________
      And most of them wear height adjusting shoes.
      :coffee:

    • The Master Beta :D

      Luvn :waves:

    • luVn_liFe…

      just got off with one of our Vendors . . she called me sweetie;it didnt end well.
      i said to her my name is luVVie
      she said :blink: what fif U say?
      I said my name is luVVie PLZ dont call Me sWeetie.
      AWKWARD!!!

      I dont like when people do that.

    • A.J.

      I made the mistake and saw that fool Kevin Hart movie at the theater at the request of my ex-best friend. I wanted to slap the chit outta her wasting my damn $11.25

      I could have had Five Guys and Krispy Kreme.

    • The Master Beta :D

      Wut Wut :waves:

    • The Master Beta :D

      Jdore :hi:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      luVn_liFe... says:

      just got off with one of our Vendors . . she called me sweetie;it didnt end well.
      i said to her my name is luVVie
      she said :blink: what fif U say?
      I said my name is luVVie PLZ dont call Me sWeetie.
      AWKWARD!!!
      I dont like when people do that.
      _____________________

      Hey sweetie :waves: :lol:

    • The Master Beta :D

      WUT SED "GET FIRE ON DEM BISHES!" says:

      Miany says:
      luVn_liFe… says:
      We shine because they hate us, floss ’cause they degrade us
      We trying to buy back our 40 acres
      And for that paper, look how low we a’stoop
      EVEN IF YOU INA BENZ YOU STILL A NIGGA IN A COOP
      :whistle
      ^^ that Kanye.
      A.J. says:
      It may be me but I’m tired of these ole slave/maid/butler type movies.
      ^^^ +1
      ————————–
      I don’t know… I think they are relevant to keep the kids and those who didn’t actually go through those things connected to reality. Racism is still very present and knowing the root will give understanding to it.
      ____________________________________________

      That's why I'm going to see it :yes:

    • WUT SED “GET FIRE ON DEM BISHES!”

      A.J. says:

      I made the mistake and saw that fool Kevin Hart movie at the theater at the request of my ex-best friend. I wanted to slap the chit outta her wasting my damn $11.25

      I could have had Five Guys and Krispy Kreme.
      -------------------------
      That's why I was soooo glad my ticket was free. It wasn't that funny. His other previous ones were sooooo much better..

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      A.J. says:

      I made the mistake and saw that fool Kevin Hart movie at the theater at the request of my ex-best friend. I wanted to slap the chit outta her wasting my damn $11.25
      I could have had Five Guys and Krispy Kreme.
      __________________

      Dude not getting my money :nono:

    • WUT SED “GET FIRE ON DEM BISHES!”

      Hey Jdore! :hi:

    • Smonae

      Beta, Jdore, Bird, Chavo & Doc :waves:

    • The Master Beta :D

      Im still reading those comments in the Gabby post so far :rofl:

    • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

      Mr.BluPhi says:

      How you just refuse to show a customer an item. I don’t care if she went in there dressed like the way she looks in the picture, thats still no reason. Now if she would acted an ass, ppl would have said she’s the angry black woman…. smh
      *************************

      Right. Does the bish know the income of all the people she shows the purse to? Or does she just rule out black folk altogether? O didn't need to make a scene, but she should have made the manager aware of the situation so she could have gotten fired. Let's not be too classy for our own good.

    • luVn_liFe…

      A.J. says:I made the mistake and saw that fool Kevin Hart movie at the theater at the request of my ex-best friend. I wanted to slap the chit outta her wasting my damn $11.25
      ~
      ~
      Is that Why they are the EX BF Becasue of the Movie

      CheDDuP JENIEEE!! When People say SWEETIE to me ESPECIALLY Men i think its rude and condescending. . .

    • luVn_liFe…

      O should TOlD the STORE "f you apology! and CAlled the Corporate office t install some type of training or wjatever they did FOR Riley Cooper :tea:

    • A.J.

      I don’t know… I think they are relevant to keep the kids and those who didn’t actually go through those things connected to reality. Racism is still very present and knowing the root will give understanding to it.
      _______________
      You're right Wut. If the kids did not know before, they know now with the Trayvon Martin coverage and rally's.

      Sometimes when I'm in a good mood while shopping in Lenox Mall Neiman Marcus roundabout 10am I'll fcuk with the pink toes in there and say real loud "MOVE THE FCUK OUT THE WAY." You should see them busting a move and I'll be on the floor dying laughing asking the sales clerk you got these in a 10.5?

    • Crickett

      Oprah think white people love her like she loves them that's all.

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :newpost: on Usher chile :tea:

    • KyCakes

      :whistle:
      "Oh my lawwwwwddddd, lawd, lawd, lawd...."
      "umm hmm.....umm hmm...

      *Denzel tear from Glory*

      Gud Moanin' Ery'ones

    • anw_rootbeer

      Was this pic necessary Auntie LOL

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      WUT says:

      I went to the premier of The Butler last night at Atlantic Station…
      __________________

      I saw you there. Nice hat. :coffee:

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      @ WUT: I think people are tired of slave movies. I call them 'white guilt' movies. Enough already. But I do like movies that document the slavery era without all the bells and whistles. :coffee:

    • http://www.allthingsfabandfly.com All Things Fab and Fly

      I'm sure that lady is out of a job too. ONLY because of the national coverage this is receiving.

      If I were Oprah, I would have purchased ALL the 24K bags. The politely returned them the next day to teach them a lesson about not judging a book by its cover.

      And why does Oprah think her lashes would have made a difference? LOL!

    • http://twitter.com/SayItaIntSoJoe8 Atypical

      Hrm. Oprah could've bought five of those bags. ...That would've been a hell of a commission....

    • flsun99

      By now I'm sure that sales clark has no job.

    • flsun99

      **clerk**

    • Taboo01

      Didn't this occur to her when she was in Hermes some years back? I believe the store was closed for a special shopper and she wanted to get in the store make a purchase and they said no ma'am Pam. She may want to start putting on a full face before going in these peoples stores.

    • https://twitter.com/Cocosilk73 cocosilk73

      This isn't Oprah's first brush with racism abroad and it wouldn't be the last. Come bet if Beyonce or Rhianna in all their light-skinned glory rolled up in that store wearing the same wardrobe (or worse), they would have gotten better treatment.