August 13, 2013

Oprah Winfrey Discovers Quickest Way For Publicity Is To Play The Race Card

I used to have so much respect for Winfrey. She was much more humble during the 80s and 90s. She proved by her own success that anyone could succeed despite racism, sexism, or poverty.

But now she wants to stir the 'racism' pot with her own recent experience, which some are disputing, and she's willing to destroy a young store clerk to advance her agenda:

The Zurich boutique clerk accused of racially profiling Oprah Winfrey is firing back -- claiming the Queen of Talk's account "is not true" and "absurd."

"I would never say something like that to a customer. Really never," the unidentified Italian woman told Switzerland's SonntagsBlick newspaper Sunday, according to a translation from London’s Daily Mail.

"I don't know why she is making these accusations. She is so powerful and I am just a shop girl," added the shop attendant, who has worked at the posh Trois Pommes shop for five years.

"I don't know why someone as great as her must cannibalize me on TV."
The international incident was sparked by Winfrey’s trip to Switzerland last month for her friend Tina Turner’s wedding, but not revealed by the billionaire media mogul until an interview with "Entertainment Tonight" last week.

Winfrey said she asked a clerk to see a $38,000 Tom Ford bag behind a glass case, but "she says, 'No, it's too expensive.

"She said, 'No, no, no you want to see this one because that one will cost too much," Winfrey recounted while promoting her new film, "Lee Daniels' The Butler." "You won’t be able to afford that one.'

I don't believe for a second the clerk said this. She may have thought it, but she would have never said it. These upscale shops, especially in large tourist cities must deal with eccentric wealthy customers of all races all the time. They have to know not all rich people dress rich. It would be devastating to their business to make such a comment to a customer.

Most likely, the clerk did offer to show her other similar handbag, and Winfrey inferred the clerk thought she couldn't afford it. Even that does not constitute racism. I'm sure there are snooty store clerks that would turn their nose up to a white person like myself, who considers formal wear to be the new pair of blue jeans as opposed to the comfy ones with tears in the knees.

So, how - or why - Winfrey added racism to the mix is questionable. Even by her own version of the story, race was never mentioned. But it looks like since America elected a black President, Winfrey has decide to join the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to expose how racist the world really is.

By DMartyr at 02:57 PM | Comments |