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Designer Tommy Hilfiger Said on TV That His Clothes Were for Whites Only,
Not Asians, Blacks, Or Hispanics-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
email says that Tommy Hilfiger appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show and said
that he created clothes only for whites. Oprah got angry and threw
him off the show.
The Truth: This
is a hoax. There is no evidence the TV interview ever took place or
that he made the racist comments. According to a statement on his
website, Oprah Winfrey herself, on her January 11, 1999 program, stated
Tommy Hilfiger has never been on her show nor has she ever met him.
Last updated 2/10/01
For more information:
Tommy Hilfiger Information Line at:
A real examples of the story as it has
I was told by a family member that Tommy Hilfiger was on Oprah one day
and reportedly stated that if he had known that those people (referring
to the Black community) would buy his clothes, he would have had the
prices increased to the point that they could not buy them.
Supposedly Oprah was so disgusted that she insisted that he leave.
I cannot imagine that this is true, but I have heard the same story from
several different people. Truth or Fiction?
We have heard over the Internet as a
request to boycott because Tommy Hilfiger, the clothes designer, made a
racist comment on Oprah specifically saying that he did not design his
clothes for Asians, Black or Hispanics...just caucasians.
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