Frankly speaking; I really do not have any sympathy for her at all.
This wasn’t the first time this has happened to her.
While in Switzerland for Tina Turner’s wedding, apparently Oprah went shopping. She stopped in to a little shop and asked to see a very expensive hand bag. The clerk refused to let her see it, inferring and stating to her: “that one is too expensive for you.”
Joke of the year, right?
Oprah has the Black Card and could have bought not only that store, but most of the shops in that area.
Well, Oprah talked about it to the media and it has now blown up.
I listened, but it had about as much impact on my life as the news of cave bats becoming extinct.
Yes. It was a terrible misunderstanding but she’s OK. And now that the clerk knows who she dissed; what is the world supposed to do because Oprah was treated the same way millions of Black people experience every single day?
Just recently, I had a friend tell me that when she was vacationing in Orlando; she and her daughter visited a Neiman Marcus store. While there, she indicated that the entire time they were in the store; they were followed around the store. She was so offended, she walked out.
What galls me about Oprah claiming racism is the subtle form of it that she projects onto Black people when choosing to hire for her companies. And people know that it was standard for white producers on The Oprah Winfrey Show to be the largest majority at Harpo Studios. Don’t even get me started on the obvious Blackout of her Own network. It was glaring. Link: http://brotherpeacemaker.wordpress.com/2007/09/10/oprahs-hiring-practices/
So, as far as I’m concerned; Oprah Winfrey needs to be quiet.
She got dissed.
Live with it.