Oprah caused an international incident last week and got herself an apology from the Swiss government after Oprah said that she was discriminated in Switzerland because of her race. In case you did not hear the story, Oprah asked to see a purse that cost about $40K. Oprah says the sale person told her it was too expensive for Oprah to afford and would not show it to her. Oprah says it was because of her race and complained and the Swiss government apologized. Oprah had previously accused Hermes of racism, but they say their refusal to serve Oprah was because their shop was closing and in France, they do not stay open late for anyone.
The sales person who is accused of being racist is Italian and says that Oprah is lying and that the wave of charges and hatred against the sales person is overwhelming and that she feels powerless. She says that she showed Oprah bags from the Jennifer Aniston collection. Wait. Jennifer Aniston sells bags? Uggh. Oprah pointed out the now infamous bag and the salesperson said that it was just like the bag she was holding, but much more expensive. The sales person insists she did offer to let Oprah see it.