Friday, June 24, 2005

Oprah gets an apology, too little, too late.

Entertainment: Update on the Oprah/Hermes fiasco as they apologized but did not admit they turned her away because she was "North African."

LATEST: Multi-media queen OPRAH WINFREY isn't likely to return to any of HERMES' stores in the near future after being humiliated by store bosses in Paris, France. The luxury goods company was forced to issue an apology to Winfrey earlier this week (22JUN05), after the talk show host was turned away at the door of the Paris store last week (14JUN05), while she was shopping for a gift for pal TINA TURNER. Security staff informed Winfrey that the store was closed for a public relations meeting, but the TV star's best pal and travelling companion GAYLE KING insists Oprah was treated badly. King says, "People were in the store and they were shopping. Oprah was at the door and she was not allowed into the store... It was one of the most humiliating moments of her life." Winfrey's pal also states that Oprah is upset by the Hermes' apology because "it implies that nothing offensive happened". Winfrey has called the president of Hermes in America, ROBERT CHAVEZ, to inform him she will no longer be shopping in his stores. Oprah has also cancelled a bag she had on order from the store.

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