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Racism is alive and well, said media mogul Oprah Winfrey in an interview this week on adidas samba Entertainment Tonight. And as proof, she recounted her own recent Zurich, Switzerland, shopping shame when an upscale store retailer denied her an up close look at a pricey handbag because, Ms. Winfrey accuses, of racism.
Ms. Winfrey said she approached the shop worker and asked to see a bag that was located behind the counter and was told, it too expensive, CBS reported.
She asked again to see the bag twice more, she said. But each time, the worker refused and instead, suggested she look at other bags that were cheaper in price, CBS said.
more time, I tried. I said, I really do just want to see that one, and the shopkeeper said, I don want to hurt your feelings, and I said, thank you so much. You probably right. I can afford it. And I walked out of the store, Ms. Winfrey said, on Tonight. Winfrey then said she had the adidas samba whole blow up thing and thrown down the black card, but why do that? But that clearly is, you know it still exists, she said, referring to what CBS inserted in the adidas samba quote as Ms. Winfrey then said: course it does. Winfrey didn identify the shop, but other sources reported the name of the boutique. And since, the owner has apologized, calling the incident a and adding apparently as a reference to media reports about some stores using facial technology to recognize celebrities who enter and shop don have facial recognition here, CBS reported. Previously, she was part of the start up team for The Washington Times digital aggregation product, Times247. She also a 2008 2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation.