Tuesday, August 13, 2013

It Doesn't Help to Call Oprah a "Cannibal"

The Swiss shopgirl at the centre of controversy for allegedly refusing to show Oprah Winfrey a purse, claiming she couldn't afford it, is defending herself - clumsily. 

The woman denies Winfrey's claim, says that never happened and there was definitely no racism involved in their encounter.

The clerk, who spoke anonymously, [said] she feels "powerless" in the face of the prominent media mogul's accusations.  "I don't know why she is making these accusations.  She is so powerful and I am just a shop girl."

"I don't know why someone as great as her must cannibalize me on TV."


double nickel said...

Her comments were apparently translated. Lots of room for misinterpretation.

The Mound of Sound said...

I think the word "cannibal" probably translates pretty clearly.