Poor O, This is the last thing she needs with a new movie coming out.

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Poor O, This is the last thing she needs with a new movie coming out.

Post  fshnski on Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:11 pm

GENEVA — Switzerland is a glamorous playground of the rich and famous, filled with glitterati from princes to movie stars. It's also a land with a sometimes uneasy relationship with foreigners — especially when they aren't white.

Billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey says she ran into Swiss racism when a clerk at Trois Pommes, a pricey Zurich boutique, refused to show her a $38,000 handbag, telling one of the world's richest women that she wouldn't be able to afford it. Winfrey earned $77 million in the year ending in June, according to Forbes magazine.

"She said: 'No, no, no, you don't want to see that one. You want to see this one. Because that one will cost too much; you will not be able to afford that,'" Winfrey, appearing on the U.S. television program "Entertainment Tonight," quoted the clerk as saying. "And I said, 'Well, I did really want to see that one.' And she refused to get it."

She brought up the incident during an interview about her new movie, "Lee Daniels' The Butler," which opens next week and focuses on civil rights and race relations in the U.S. She was asked to open up about her own experiences with discrimination.

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Post  fshnski on Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:16 pm

She makes me sick.
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Post  News Hawk on Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:52 am

fshnski wrote:She makes me sick.
Even Billionaires can play the victim card.

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Post  WHL on Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:36 am

Me too, fsh.
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