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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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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?

375 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

375 days ago
453.

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

375 days ago
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Kerr Avon    

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

375 days ago
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doublecut    

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

375 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.

375 days ago
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Russ in Appalachia    

Paula Deen apologized.
Where did that get her?

375 days ago
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dee    

I agree with above artical. Orpah then said didn't the salelady know I had the Black card I'm sure she was talking about the American Express. Should the sale person have known

375 days ago
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john holladay    

Yea she is sorry -
People on her side of this racial mess like press and like to make a big show. She has really been mistreated by the whites - all the guilty white females have made her rich.
And what has she really done for the black community? Not much. Just like Obama, she could have done so much – she could have lead them in righteous behavior and taught them a worth ethic, but nope.

375 days ago
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renojim    

How 'bout apologizing for lying?

375 days ago
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Ashley    

Several years ago she made a big fuss about a store in France not staying open after hours because she wanted to shop. It was red carpet time and many celebrities did not side with Oprah on that one. Why make such a big deal about it anyway? Lots of people all over the world experience "real" racism and they don't have a platform to vent about it like she does whenever things don't go her way,

375 days ago
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Barry Soetoro    

They didn't want a smelly cow in the store. What's the big deal.

375 days ago
463.

dootise    

she should be inside the crocodile..not sporting it.

375 days ago
464.

doRight    

not listening to this bs anymore. The racism card is off the table because of all these lying pos. You've abused it, now you lose it ... move on, tired of hearing how bad of a life a billionaire has.

375 days ago
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panos    

All this could have been avoided if the salesperson would have only deeply bowed and in a deferential tone of voice said, "Your Majesty, I deeply apologize for not recognizing you without your jeweled crown."

And people say that the USA doesn't have any royalty...

375 days ago
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