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Empire Actress Faced Racism At Chanel Boutique, Directed To The Discount Store! “Fu*k you!, I’ll Buy This Whole Damn Store!”

Empire Actress Gabby Sidibe detailed a run in with a racist store clerk at a Chanel Boutique when trying to buy a pair of glasses.She says in a blog post that she was directed to a discount store in what seems like an incident of shopping whilst black but Sidibe hypothesises that it could also be because of her size.She wrote in her essay:I needed new eyeglasses. My friend has a really cute pair of frames from Chanel that I’d been coveting, so I decided to try to buy a pair for myself at the...

Chanel Apologizes After Gabourey Sidibe Details Encounter at Chicago Store: Report

Chanel is reportedly apologizing to “Empire” star Gabourey Sidibe after she wrote an op-ed about her experience at a Chicago boutique.The piece, which was posted to Lena Dunham and Jenni Honner’s Lenny Letter, claims Sidibe had gone to the Chanel store near her Chicago apartment to buy a pair of frames.'Late Night': Bryan Cranston Acts on Toilets a Lot“On my way to the store, another friend called. Taraji [P. Henson] said she was stuck on set and asked if I would pick up a pair of sandals for...

Gabourey Sidibe Was Discriminated Against By A Saleswoman

In an essay written for Lenny Letter,  actress Gabourey Sidibe (Empire, Difficult People, Precious)  wrote about her experience of being discriminated against while shopping at Chanel. It's a pretty brazen example of racial profiling, and is an in-your-face reminder of the kind of prejudice that goes down each and every day. In the essay, Gabourey writes about heading to a Chanel store in Chicago, on a mission to pick up a new pair of eyeglass frames. It should have been a trip both easy and...