Oprah Winfrey has F*&k You Money. But, hey, not every single shop assistant in the world recognizes her at every turn. Sometimes, maybe after a long day of just being superfuckingrich, Oprah looks a little off, and all these sales folk just see yet another black woman shopping above her wealth in the swanky part of Switzerland where Tina Turner lives.
That could be what led to this Pretty Woman moment:
The media mogul, who is one of the world’s richest women, told the U.S. program “Entertainment Tonight” that a shop assistant in Zurich refused to show her a handbag because it was “too expensive” for her.
Forbes magazine estimates that Winfrey earned $77 million in the year ending in June.
A spokeswoman for the Swiss tourism office, Daniela Baer, told The Associated Press on Friday “we are very sorry for what happened to her.”
The tourism office also posted an apology on Twitter, saying “this person acted terribly wrong.”
Here’s an exclusive GIF* of Oprah’s reaction:
Oprah, you don’t take that Pretty Woman stuff.
Big mistake. Big. Huge.[*GIF via @joelcifer]