American talk show host Oprah Winfrey believes she was refused entry to the Hermes shop in Paris, France because she is black, and she is planning to discuss the incident when her TV show resumes later this year. The luxury goods company was forced to issue an apology to Winfrey last week, after the talk show host was turned away at the door of the Paris store earlier this month, while she was shopping for a gift for pal Tina Turner. A friend of Winfrey, who was recently named the most powerful celebrity in the US by Forbes magazine, tells the New York Daily News, "If it had been Celine Dion or Britney Spears or Barbra Streisand, there is no way they would not be let in that store." Her spokesperson adds, "Oprah does have plans to discuss the incident on air when she returns in September."
What an uppity bitch.
Edit: P.S. Due to this enormous response, I want to add that the reason I said "uppity bitch" is because, to me, ANYONE who assumes they are holier than thou fits that bill. The whole sense of celebrity entitlement frosts my ass and Oprah is leading the pack right now. I live in Hollywood. Don't think I don't know about some uppity bitches.
And the fact that I called Oprah Winfrey an uppity bitch has NOTHING to do with race. At least not from me. Her skin color is totally inconsequential. My comment has to do with the fact that she is so full of herself, a crybaby, and that she's going to earn ratings (see: $$$) from "sharing her story" with the world. Poor, beloved Oprah. I'd have said this about anyone with that attitude.