Monday, August 12, 2013

Rights group blasts Oprah Winfrey over crocodile bag in Zurich shop...

After initially gaining sympathy for her alleged snub in a Zurich luxury boutique, billionaire chat show queen Oprah Winfrey is now being blasted by Swiss animal rights groups over her interest in a crocodile leather handbag.

Winfrey suggested she was the victim of racism when a saleswoman refused to show her the bag, priced at 35,000 Swiss francs, while she was visiting the Swiss city for Tina Turner’s wedding last month.

The American celebrity, whose fortune is estimated at $2.8 billion by Forbes magazine, expressed interest in a crocodile bag at the Trois Pommes shop but she said the assistant, who did not recognize her, indicated the bag would be too expensive for her.

The Swiss animal rights group Four Paws (Vier Pfoten) was critical of the fact that Winfrey would want to buy a crocodile bag and called on Trois Pommes to withdraw the item from sale.


Animal rights activists are especially curious to know why Winfrey would want to see a crocodile bag given her avowed support for animal rights.

 PETA, the world’s largest animal rights group, named Winfrey “person of the year” in 2008 after she spoke out against the wearing of fur. Full story...

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