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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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466.

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

331 days ago
467.

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.

331 days ago
468.

renojim    

How 'bout apologizing for lying?

331 days ago
469.

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,

331 days ago
470.

Barry Soetoro    

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

331 days ago
471.

dootise    

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

331 days ago
472.

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.

331 days ago
473.

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...

331 days ago
474.

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...

331 days ago
475.

Joecool    

The clown did it!! Ban the clown!!

331 days ago
476.

W. L. Kelly    

Oprah has always portrayed herself as being above the Jesse Jackson's and Al Sharpton's of black America, but now we see she's really no different. When anything whatsoever goes wrong for Black's in America today, it's all due to racism. It's the self-serving cry. It's worn out, folks, and doesn't mean a thing any more.

331 days ago
477.

mark    

We were on vacation in Key West a few years back and ask a waiter who had lived there for many years if they got a lot of celebs down there.

He said, "We get Oprah down here every year." he pointed to an island resort close by and said, " She brings her whole staff down here every year and buys-out the resort and gives the time off with pay to any blacks who work at the resort and requires thay all staff working at the resort during their stay, be white." Nice stuff O!

331 days ago
478.

Heather    

This was a way to pedal her movie about racism. She got caught because she never believed someone would stand up to her. She makes me gag! I wasn't gonna see it anyways. She pushed the occupier on us.

331 days ago
479.

Joe E    

Oprah is racist.
http://youtu.be/S4HRrpMYwXE

331 days ago
480.

jc    

Just another affirmative action opportunistic angry black person that got some money, fame and power and goes off deep end.....she's a sick woman

331 days ago
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