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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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Cormac46    

Ompaa Lumpaa was feeling left out with the Trayvon case so she had to jump on t the Race Card bandwgaon.

I'm sure that the store owner being trim, blonde and white probably pissed off Oompaa no end.

254 days ago
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cj    

I guess she is the new queen of mean!

254 days ago
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kb88    

Oprah is a racist, she has no problem calling her audience members "you white folks"

254 days ago
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kb88    

she's a racist. She has had no problem calling the audience "you white folks" I wish I had a dime for everytime I was mistreated or threatened in school by her people!!!!

254 days ago
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erickcartman    

Oprah decided to become "black" after the Treyvon Martin case. How shameless and pathetic that she's taken this path of racial animous by lying to push her agenda. I hope everyone boycotts all assocated with this piece of human garbage.

254 days ago
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jason    

Too many people are too ignorant to realize that racism is an industry in America. Oprah was to TV what Obama is to the presidency. She was made famous because guilt-ridden liberals had to elevate a black woman to celebrity status for “fairness sake”, not because the woman had any talent (fake empathy isn’t a talent) or physical attributes (she's short, fat and ugly) to tantalize an audience with her presence. On the darker side of the racism industry we have the “reverends” Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, who have spent their lives living high on the hog by extorting money from anyone they can catch in the crosshairs of their “racism” racket.

254 days ago
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Bob Ussery    

I am so offended at this apology it mocks all white people, past, present, and future. We need this racist stuff to end....

See how silly we have become? We need to consider our ethnocentristic tends we all have and separate that from true racism.

254 days ago
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Alison Rentschler    

Such bull****. If I was the shopkeeper I wouldn't have let Oprah hold a $36k or whatever either...it would probably come out of the woman's pay if the bag was damaged in anyway by ANY customer under her watch no matter if it was Oprah or not. Oprah obviously hasn't worked in retail. What a high and mighty B.

Oprah was big in the late 90's and early 2000's she's lost touch on reality ever since the Obama's called her their bestie.

Let's just keep race baiting...is what she must have been thinking.

Pathetic.

254 days ago
459.

Rob    

What else can Oprah possibly be expected to do? She's already saved mankind and the planet numerous times, from what i understand. Time will be measured as "Before Oprah" and tragically, at some point, "After Oprah," right?

254 days ago
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Jack Salami    

Oprah probably exaggerated the matter, since she’s in with the Race Hustling industry. I bet that if she saw a Black teen in line to get a seat in her audience, with hoodie, pants hanging down to his knees and underwear showing, with a hat on backwards, with tats, gold teeth, she would alert security and pull the guy off the line….cuzz, she wouldn’t want that imagine on her TV program. Look at her audience, reverse profiling since they are mostly white women…bigger marketing audience

254 days ago
461.

Jack Salami    

Oprah probably exaggerated the matter, since she’s in with the Race Hustling industry. I bet that if she saw a Black teen in line to get a seat in her audience, with hoodie, pants hanging down to his knees and underwear showing, with a hat on backwards, with tats, gold teeth, she would alert security and pull the guy off the line….cuzz, she wouldn’t want that imagine on her TV program. Look at her audience, reverse profiling since they are mostly white women…bigger marketing audience

254 days ago
462.

Kerr Avon    

Doprah needs a bigger bag to carry all her Twinkies and Ho-Hos. Mooooooooo! Oink!

254 days ago
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doublecut    

...she's fat...eh eh eh..eh...eh

254 days ago
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Sharon    

Oprah needs to stop shopping in Europe. This happened several years ago at a Louis Vuitton store in Paris. She complained on her show and the store manager flew to the US to apologize on her show.

254 days ago
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Russ in Appalachia    

Paula Deen apologized.
Where did that get her?

254 days ago
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