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Lauren Hutton Gets Shady with Oprah

4/14/2008 4:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jurassic supermodel Lauren Hutton's makeup line comes in four shades: pink, yellow, olive and "Oprah dark"!


While hawking her jank cosmetics at some South Carolina makeup event this weekend, the 64-year-old black-eyed beauty made a Don Imusian slip and corrected a woman who had picked up the wrong shade of her foundation by saying,"This is Oprah dark. You are not Oprah dark." Paging Hermès! For the record, Hutton's makeup comes in brown -- not "Oprah dark."

Don't expect to see Lauren's face paint on Oprah's "Favorite Things" episode anytime soon!

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carole    

I hardly think that was a racist comment. She was comparing skin tones. So we are not allowed to even mention that people have dark skin? Stop making trouble TMZ

2293 days ago
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Cat    

It sounded like she said OPAL dark?

2293 days ago
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whateveryousay    

Let it go, dude, big deal.

2293 days ago
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Frank Olivo    

That's not racist...stop trying to stir the pot! Oprah dark vs Halle caramel...Paris Ivory...you get it?

2293 days ago
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Sharona    

How can it be racist when it's the truth?

2293 days ago
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Helene    

Since when is being "Oprah Dark" in any way a negative thing?
A true example of the media taking a comment and spinning it to have any meaning that suits their purpose.

To assume that a woman of Oprah's intelligence would automatically take insult is presumptuous.
I'm quite sure Oprah KNOWS she's got it going on and doesn't need to have fair skin to do so..

2293 days ago
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Jenny    

Dude, totally not racist. If she had said, "That's field negro dark, not house negro dark," that would have been racist. She compared the skin tone of a celebrity to the customer's skin tone. If she had told someone they were Anne Hathaway white, not Cameron Diaz white, you wouldn't be saying a thing.

2293 days ago
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d myla    

OMG that was not a racist remark! When is this stuff going to stop
Racist is not talking about makeup and the color of someone's dark skin....Oprah is dark skinned and guess what she knows it! I am light skinned and I don't get mad
when a makeup specaialist tells me I have light skin!
what is being racist::::a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race

2293 days ago
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uugh    

As a black woman I really can't say that that was racist.... really was that news worthy?

2293 days ago
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evansmommytx    

There's nothing wrong with that. As others have said, it's just a basis for comparison. I can't imagine that Oprah would be offended. Silly TMZ!

2293 days ago
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brownsuga    

Or she could have just said "I believe another shade would work better for you." Maybe she wishes Oprah would try her makeup . . .

2293 days ago
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nancy    

Huh?? What in the world is TMZ even TALKING about? So so weird. The interns must be running the shop today.

2293 days ago
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SoliZ's_GuRl    

umm....i think this isnt news...

2293 days ago
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anonie1    

AF/AM here... slow news day guys? Puleeeze.

2293 days ago
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L.S    

Not racist it's funny really funny

2293 days ago
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