Oprah Winfrey Quotes
Birth PlaceKosciusko, Mississippi, United States
EducationTennessee State University, East Literature Magnet School, Nicolet High School
The famous talk show host Oprah Winfrey was in Zurich and during this time she went out to check some nearby stores. Checking into the exquisite Trois Pommes boutique, Oprah went about looking at the collection of hand bags. One of them caught her attention and she asked the shop assistant if she could have a look at it. The shop assistant who was clearly unable to recognize the ‘Queen of All Media’ passed a highly racist comment at her. Answering Oprah’s question she said, ‘No, you don’t want that one, you want this one, because that one will cost too much.’ She then went about showing another cheaper handbag to Winfrey. Enraged at the audacity of the shop assistant, she stormed out of the boutique and tweeted about her experience. She has spent her entire life defying norms and breaking stereo-types. Be it about body-shamming or ostracisms of the society towards people of color, she has strongly condemned both. Despite having endured a lot of hardships, she carved a niche for herself in the world of media and is one of the greatest black philanthropists in America. The incident became the talk of the town and the media was busy churning out versions of Oprah’s story, many demanding apology from the staff member at Trois Pommes. The Swiss tourist board, wrote to Oprah and expressed their regret over the ‘terribly wrong, behavior of the woman. But Winfrey said, "It's not an indictment against the country or even that store. No apologies necessary from the country of Switzerland.
"If somebody makes a mistake in the United States are we apologizing for the whole country? No!"