Billionaire US talk show host Oprah Winfrey said she was a victim of racism during a recent visit to Switzerland. Oprah visited Zurich last month to attend Tina Turner’s wedding and while there she visited an up market handbag shop but a shop assistant refused to serve her, saying the bags on display were “too expensive” for her. The bag on display was a $35,000 bag. Too expensive for one of the richest women in the world? Well, The Oprah Winfrey Show is not shown in Switzerland so they don’t know her there…but even at that no black person can afford a $35, 000 bag?
Oprah said she left the shop calmly without arguing, but that the experience was proof that racism continues to be a problem. “There’s two different ways to handle it. I could’ve had the whole blow-up thing… but it still exists, of course it does.”she said