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Old 06-28-05, 01:13 AM
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Oprah to discuss "racist" store on her TV show!

Now on a older thread, we thought she was being kinda silly accusing that store of being racist, but now she is going to devote a episode on her show about it???


American talk show host Oprah Winfrey believes she was refused entry to the Hermes shop in Paris, France because she is black, and she is planning to discuss the incident when her TV show resumes later this year. The luxury goods company was forced to issue an apology to Winfrey last week, after the talk show host was turned away at the door of the Paris store earlier this month, while she was shopping for a gift for pal Tina Turner. A friend of Winfrey, who was recently named the most powerful celebrity in the US by Forbes magazine, tells the New York Daily News, "If it had been Celine Dion or Britney Spears or Barbra Streisand, there is no way they would not be let in that store." Her spokesperson adds, "Oprah does have plans to discuss the incident on air when she returns in September."
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If I was the store, I would have simply accused her of shoplifting.
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Wasn't she trying to get in after hours?

(dont know if I am correct.)
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that is correct. she was trying to get in after the stores hours of operation.

I'm going to go to a taping of her show late after the doors close and demand to be let in or call her racist. What a stupid bitch.
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Originally Posted by Mole177
Wasn't she trying to get in after hours?

(dont know if I am correct.)
Apparently she was told that they were closed for a meeting or something, but according to her there were people walking around in there shopping. This is something that normal people would either (a) shrug off and forget about or (b) yell at the employees about, but if you're rich you apparently get to (c) make a big deal about it on TV. I'm sure the story about how some snooty rich-person store in Paris turned her away is really going to be helpful to the people that watch her show.
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Originally Posted by Jackskeleton
that is correct. she was trying to get in after the stores hours of operation.

I'm going to go to a taping of her show late after the doors close and demand to be let in or call her racist. What a stupid bitch.
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According to the Mirror, the store kicked her out because of problems with North African gangs but the store did say it was closing time.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/tm_obje...name_page.html

But really, who the fuck cares? I'm all for private businesses to decide who to serve. Besides, her criticizing a store in another country is really over the top.

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This store is gonna make bank now.
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Tom Cruise to the rescue....
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The fact that there were other people shopping after closing time doesn't mean anything. They were probrobly there before the store closed and they are trying to finish them off so they can lock the doors.
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The Color Red: Oprah's Revenge
Old 06-28-05, 06:38 AM
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Wow, this sounds like an episode I just can't miss. I'll be sure to watch it, just like I do all the rest. Maybe I'll knit a bit, and then call her a twit.


Whooooooo. I'm good.
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I bet yo frum dah hood.
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I'm sorry that the store apologized to her.

The part about Spears, Celine, and others is just stupid. She is worth more than any of them. What an idiot. Unless she can prove that they never allow blacks to shop there, her argument has zero weight.
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Everyone save up and buy something from Hermès the day after the show airs.

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Everyone save up and buy something from Hermès the day after the show airs.







Like this $530 beach bag.

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They should have simply said, "I'm sorry, Madame, but we don't carry stretch pants."
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i wonder if everyone attending that taping will get products from that store.
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White millionairs can shop after closing time, but black millionairs can't?

What's the world coming to?
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Just imagine how successful Oprah would be without the white establishment holding her back.
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Originally Posted by Mark_vdH
White millionairs can shop after closing time, but black millionairs can't?

What's the world coming to?
I'd like to buy a vowel, Pat.
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- what a stupid beeyatch.

I want to know when I can start stating that "XYZ event" happened to me because I am white and no other reason?? The world is just unfair
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Originally Posted by Groucho
Just imagine how successful Oprah would be without the white establishment holding her back.

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Originally Posted by 4KRG
I want to know when I can start stating that "XYZ event" happened to me because I am white and no other reason?? The world is just unfair
Walk around in Compton or Bedford-Sty for an hour or so, and your wish will be granted!
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Originally Posted by weargle
I'd like to buy a vowel, Pat.
Buy some words instead of stealing 'em from the French and then re-spell 'em.

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