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Passive Aggressive Oprah

Gives BS Apology for

Switzerland Racist Flap

8/13/2013 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0813_oprah_tmzOprah Winfrey says she's kinda sorta "sorry" for the fallout that ensued after she told the media about a "racist" encounter at a purse store in Switzerland ... saying, "I'm really sorry that it got blown up."

Yeah, right.

Oprah addressed the media at the premiere of "The Butler" in L.A. last night -- backpedaling after the shop in question started to refute O's allegations of racism during an incident last month.

The shop owner says the whole thing was a "misunderstanding" and had "nothing to do with racism."

Last night, Oprah said ... "I think that incident in Switzerland was just an incident in Switzerland. I'm really sorry that it got blown up. I purposefully did not mention the name of the store. I'm sorry that I said it was Switzerland."

Problem is ... O's full of it. What did she think was going to happen when she went on national TV and cried racism? The media was just going to ignore that??

Oprah once ragged on hamburgers and single-handedly CRIPPLED the beef industry. She knew damn well how the media was going to handle the Switzerland situation ... which is why she went to the media in the first place. Her mission was to destroy the shop.

There are some people who are saying Oprah's Swiss encounter wasn't really about race -- Oprah was just mad she wasn't treated like Her Royal O-ness because the shop employee didn't recognize her ... but now, after the employee told the media she's being unfairly attacked, O's feeling a little guilty.

But pretending not to know about the impact of her race allegations?? That's like Obama pretending not to know what's gonna happen if he pushes that big red button in the White House.

C'mon O ... you're smarter than that. And so are we.

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16.

The Gay Nazis For Jesus     

Maybe they didn't like her because she is fat woman with an attitude.

247 days ago
17.

Robin    

Seems when O doesn't get what O wants, it's racism. This isn't her first public racist cry. Bye-bye Oprah. she left her show and now she's nobody and she freaking HATES that.

247 days ago
18.

zolja    

Oprah is the most racist person walking the face of this earth. I am sure she spends a lot of time waiting for such non-incidents to happen.

247 days ago
19.

ticallion    

Oprah shouldn't have even bothered to apologize because there's an obvious inference that the employee racially profiled her.

The fact that Oprah is a celebrity only serves to highlight why it's wrong to discriminate.

247 days ago
20.

dave    

Wait, so its okay for a shop clerk to not let you see an item because they think its too expensive? What world do you live in where that is okay? She didn't even mention the name of the shop. What exactly are you talking about TMZ?

247 days ago
21.

meme    

She has had no credibility since she declared that OJ winning that trial was a triumph for black people. Anyone that truly believed OJ was innocent has their head up their fat bum. She feel guilty about the Switzerland BS? I doubt it. But maybe he has a twinge because she knows she lied and blew it out of proportion. And you know what? Wy shouldn't she? Obummer race baits all the time. SHE and her BFF Obummer are extremely racist morons.

247 days ago
22.

isaiah    

Oprah can say whatever the hell she wants. I'd keep my mouth shut bc she could buy TMZ if she wanted to.

247 days ago
23.

mrharrybawls2012    

Oprah Winfrey. Always was surprised she became as popular as she did. I always thought she was just as troubled as the guests she interviewed on her show. Her relationship with this Stedman character is obviously a "beard" to cover up her lesbian relationship with her "best friend" Gail. And she is is obviously in no position to give advice to others, coming from a background of dug abuse and other forms of abuse she suffered as a a youngster. Winfrey should be in therapy herself. Finally, now that she is no longer on network TV , Winfrey misses the spotlight. No one is watching her channel, so you should expect to hear other stories like this from Winfrey in the future , so that she can keep her massive ego in the news and remain relevant. Its sad really. But we wish her luck with her troubles.

247 days ago
24.

GetOverYourself    

Miss thing didn't get her way so she pulled the race card. Are her and Al Sharpton related?

247 days ago
25.

gryffin    

This is just utter BS to promote her movie. They don't even have her show in Switzerland.

247 days ago
26.

Nvts    

Give her a hoodie.

247 days ago
27.

Pot Pie    

The clerk assumed that, because Oprah was a black woman, she could not afford the purse. That was wrong.

247 days ago
28.

BOHOE    

She pulled the same stunt @ Louis Vuitton in Paris several years ago and spoke about it on her show ..
She's only able to buy bags and shoes in high end stores because they don't carry her size in clothes

247 days ago
29.

Jim    

Poor TMZ. Making a story when there really isn't one. Keep stirring the pot, much like you did to Paula Deen to keep the "fires" burning. You're turning into just another rag...

247 days ago
30.

intrigued    

There's a rule, if you have to ask how much it is, then you can't afford it. It has nothing to do with racism?

247 days ago
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