People are still waiting to hear if Barneys is as racist as some shoppers say.
“I don’t know that it’s there – I mean, Jay-Z has been pretty clear and it hit him close to home when things don’t sit right with him, but obviously things warrant further investigation,” she said.
“But we’ve been going through this for a long time. We know that this is something that has been continuous in our community for us when we go into various stores.”
The talk show queen is hoping things aren’t as bad as they seem.
“I would hope that that’s not the case with Barney’s that some people got overzealous and did the wrong thing; and that is not like the whole corporation – because I like Barneys but I hate to have to break out at them,” she said.
“That would be terrible. I’m hoping that this whole situation gets solved and it’s a lesson to everybody else and all these other stores – be conscious of your shopper.”
She says shoppers shouldn’t have to worry about being profiled when they go into high-end stores.
“Just because you have a baseball cap on doesn’t mean you don’t have money,” she said. “You don’t have to justify where we got the money to buy the expensive belt.”