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Stars Too Big For Their Britches

Know what? I dislike Oprah.

Mostly just because of how high and mighty she presents herself (which leads me to disliking those that idolize her, but, hey, no accounting for taste, right?). This latest news story, though, clinches it.

Seems she was turned away from a hoity-toity store in Paris. Why? Because they were closed. It was 15 minutes after they had closed for the day, and they were setting up a private PR event inside. Now, call me crazy, but when the store is closed, it's closed. You don't get in, you don't shop no mo'...because, you know, they are closed.

Apparently, Oprah doesn't think so.

Her spokeswoman says that she'll "discuss her 'Crash moment' when her show returns from hiatus in September." Crash is, supposedly, a film dealing with race relations. The phrase "crash moment" refers to situations where a party feels discriminated against on the basis of skin color. I should note that I cannot find this movie in IMDb, which makes me a little leery of the whole thing, but who knows. One gossip column claims something about the store having problems with "north Africans" lately, but the store denies this. Sources close to Winfrey say she was "rebuffed" first by a clerk, then by a manager...but the store merely says she arrived 15 minutes after closing, and a security guard informed her the place was closed, saying she could come back the next day. Security surveillance video backs this up.

So, what we have here is some big name person not being treated special, and getting in a tizzy about that...and playing the race card is just shallow and pathetic. Cry me a river. Frankly, I'm glad to see that the store apologized, but only so far as saying "sorry you couldn't get in when you wanted to, you're welcome to come back." No fucking way should they apologize for not treating her like some kind of royalty.

Know what? I really dislike Oprah.

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