Gabourey Sidibe wrote about an experience that is too often familiar among African American. She was racial discriminated by "nearly turned away by an associate at a Chanel boutique in Chicago, according to Huffington Post. She was just trying to get Chanel prescription frames but she was redirected to a discount store across the street.
“Just to be sure of what was happening, I made her tell me to leave, in her pretend-polite way, three times,” Sidibe wrote.
“I knew what she was doing,” she continued. “She had decided after a single look at me that I wasn’t there to spend any money. Even though I was carrying a Chanel bag, she decided I wasn’t a Chanel customer and so, not worth her time and energy.”
Chanel issued an apology for the altercation by stating this:
“We took her words very seriously and immediately investigated to understand what happened, knowing that this is absolutely not in line with the high standards that Chanel wishes to provide to our customers.”
I can image Gabourey looking at the sales associate like :