Oprah Winfrey - Hermes War Ended

Oprah Winfrey decided to end the dispute between her and the fashion magazine Hermes, by inviting the president and Ceo in her show yesterday night.

By on September 20th, 2005 09:56 GMT
Oprah Winfrey decided to end the dispute between her and the fashion magazine Hermes, by inviting the president and Ceo in her show yesterday night.

Last month, in her trip to Paris, Oprah Winfrey wanted to shop from designer bag store Hermes, but was turned away by shop assistants, who argued that they had been "having problems with North Africans".

Oprah didn't want to comment the incident back then, but because of the articles from the media, decided to invite Us Hermes boss Robert Chavez to clarify the situation.

Oprah denied yesterday that she told her fans never to shop from that store and insisted that most of what was written about the incident was "flat-out wrong," adding, "I just want to say shame on anybody for thinking that I was upset for not being able to get into a clothes store and buy a purse.

I was upset because one person at the store was so rude. Not the whole company. Everybody who has ever been snubbed because you were not chic enough or thin enough or the right class or the right color or whatever - I don't know what it was - you know that that is very humiliating and that is exactly what happened to me."

The Hermes boss publicly apologized to Winfrey, saying she met "one very, very rigid staff member", who didn't know who she was.

Oprah ended the dispute between them, hugging Chavez and telling the viewers to "wear the Berkin bags. Shop, shop, shop, shop!"
  
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