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Oprah turned away?

I am not sure if this has been posted yet. CNN reports Oprah was turned away from HERMES store in France. The store apologized. What store in their right mind would tell Oprah she could not shop there?
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One that doesn't wanna make money?
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Someone at the store said they did not let Oprah in because it was "after closing" and the store had been having trouble with "North Africans". I hate to think this is a racist move, but...
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Here's the story.


Oprah who?:-
New York | June 20, 2005 4:34:47 PM IST


Oprah Winfrey may have been named the most powerful celebrity by Forbes, but the talk show queen was reportdly denied entry by the Hermes store in Paris.

According to sources, when the 'Oprah Winfrey' show host went to the store to get her hair done, nobody recognised her and refused entry.

"Oprah didn't have her hair done. When she tried the door, they refused her entry because they have been 'having a problem with North Africans' lately' and obviously had no clue who she was," the New York Post quoted an insider as saying. (ANI)
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The probably don't allow coloured people in their shop. Was this recently? Oprah did talk about how she tried to shop at a store and they told her she was not allowed in, and even when she name dropped they said, "We don't care who you are".

O can come to my store anyday.

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And Oprah's response.

Oprah Winfrey Snubs Store For Good
Oprah Winfrey has vowed never to shop in designer bag store Herms again - after she was turned away by shop assistants amid accusations of racism.

It is now been revealed staff did recognise the popular star but refused her entry because she wanted to shop after the store had closed for the evening at 6.30pm.

A friend of Oprah's is quoted by America's New York Daily News newspaper as saying: "They knew exactly who she was". They specifically said, 'We know who you are'".

The pal also claims the staff only refused the 51-year-old star entry because she is black. The friend added: "If it had been Celine Dion or Britney Spears or Barbra Streisand, there is no way they would not be let in that store".

Oprah, who recently purchased 12 of the store's most expensive bags, has now personally telephoned Robert Chavez, president of Herm's in America, to inform him she will no longer be shopping in any of the brand's shops after her disgraceful treatment.
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Oprah who?:-
New York | June 20, 2005 4:34:47 PM IST


Oprah Winfrey may have been named the most powerful celebrity by Forbes, but the talk show queen was reportdly denied entry by the Hermes store in Paris.

According to sources, when the 'Oprah Winfrey' show host went to the store to get her hair done, nobody recognised her and refused entry.

"Oprah didn't have her hair done. When she tried the door, they refused her entry because they have been 'having a problem with North Africans' lately' and obviously had no clue who she was," the New York Post quoted an insider as saying. (ANI)
Yeah right! They did not know she was Oprah and thought she was a random black female trying to cause trouble. It's called racial profiling, well they made the biggest mistake of their lives. You know O is going to talk about it on her show.

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And Oprah's response.

Oprah Winfrey Snubs Store For Good
Oprah Winfrey has vowed never to shop in designer bag store Herms again - after she was turned away by shop assistants amid accusations of racism.

It is now been revealed staff did recognise the popular star but refused her entry because she wanted to shop after the store had closed for the evening at 6.30pm.

A friend of Oprah's is quoted by America's New York Daily News newspaper as saying: "They knew exactly who she was". They specifically said, 'We know who you are'".

The pal also claims the staff only refused the 51-year-old star entry because she is black. The friend added: "If it had been Celine Dion or Britney Spears or Barbra Streisand, there is no way they would not be let in that store".

Oprah, who recently purchased 12 of the store's most expensive bags, has now personally telephoned Robert Chavez, president of Herm's in America, to inform him she will no longer be shopping in any of the brand's shops after her disgraceful treatment.
How much money, power and prestige does a woman have to have to be immune from racism?
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And Oprah's response.

Oprah Winfrey Snubs Store For Good
Oprah Winfrey has vowed never to shop in designer bag store Herms again - after she was turned away by shop assistants amid accusations of racism.

It is now been revealed staff did recognise the popular star but refused her entry because she wanted to shop after the store had closed for the evening at 6.30pm.

A friend of Oprah's is quoted by America's New York Daily News newspaper as saying: "They knew exactly who she was". They specifically said, 'We know who you are'".

The pal also claims the staff only refused the 51-year-old star entry because she is black. The friend added: "If it had been Celine Dion or Britney Spears or Barbra Streisand, there is no way they would not be let in that store".

Oprah, who recently purchased 12 of the store's most expensive bags, has now personally telephoned Robert Chavez, president of Herm's in America, to inform him she will no longer be shopping in any of the brand's shops after her disgraceful treatment.
Now this is a more accurate account, she needs to send those expensive ass bags back and demand a refund.

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I'm sorry but why does she feel that she should be allowed into a store after closing just because she is a celebrity? .... And why did she feel the need to call the president of Herm's in America to inform him she won't be shopping there anymore .... give it a break Oprah dear, I doubt he gave a shit ... you can choose not to shop there but you don't need to parade the fact around.

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And Oprah's response.

Oprah Winfrey Snubs Store For Good
Oprah Winfrey has vowed never to shop in designer bag store Herms again - after she was turned away by shop assistants amid accusations of racism.

It is now been revealed staff did recognise the popular star but refused her entry because she wanted to shop after the store had closed for the evening at 6.30pm.

A friend of Oprah's is quoted by America's New York Daily News newspaper as saying: "They knew exactly who she was". They specifically said, 'We know who you are'".

The pal also claims the staff only refused the 51-year-old star entry because she is black. The friend added: "If it had been Celine Dion or Britney Spears or Barbra Streisand, there is no way they would not be let in that store".

Oprah, who recently purchased 12 of the store's most expensive bags, has now personally telephoned Robert Chavez, president of Herm's in America, to inform him she will no longer be shopping in any of the brand's shops after her disgraceful treatment.
As if the French don't get enough bad press
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I'm sorry but why does she feel that she should be allowed into a store after closing just because she is a celebrity? .... And why did she feel the need to call the president of Herm's in America to inform him she won't be shopping there anymore .... give it a break Oprah dear, I doubt he gave a shit ... you can choose not to shop there but you don't need to parade the fact around.
All celebrites show up at a store any time they want. Hell the stores will close down if a big celeb comes in. She called the President because she was racially profiled and being the big star that she is they turned her away even after they said, "We know who you are".

If she is spending top dollar at a store then she should be respected. Do you know how many businesses would kill for the chance at Oprah coming to their store? Everything she touches turns to gold and everyone knows it.

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I'm sorry but why does she feel that she should be allowed into a store after closing just because she is a celebrity? .... And why did she feel the need to call the president of Herm's in America to inform him she won't be shopping there anymore .... give it a break Oprah dear, I doubt he gave a shit ... you can choose not to shop there but you don't need to parade the fact around.
Designer stores have been known to stay open after-hours for celebrities. It allows them to shop without having to deal with "regular" people. I think it's bullshit, but whatever...


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