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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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JUstin    

I think most people here are just still angry she endorsed OBAMA ..hahaha - Now , they have convinced themselves she apologized for lying about the racism she experienced ..lol ..I think most here are republicans because they tend to be very good at pretending to hear things..lol

443 days ago
497.

Art    

That woman in the store represents most whites all over the world. *******s to the bitter end.

443 days ago
498.

PerryM    

Oprah got caught lying.

She's a Liberal - big deal............

443 days ago
499.

JUstin    

@PERRYM - Please kindly explain to me how Oprah was caught lying .. No Wonder You idiots thought Romney was going to win ..haha - It's like you live in your own alternate Universe .. Where you come up with all this BSh*t , and you believe it to death no matter what ..lol

443 days ago
500.

LC    

Oprah NEVER said the name of the store nor the store owner. TMZ is the entity blowing this non-story up. Given that she NEVER said the name of the store, it obviously is the STORE that can't stand being ignored and had to make itself - along with the name of the shop girl - known to the world.

443 days ago
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alice santos    

Gary eat a salad! The only reason shes sorry is because she forgot who she was for a minute and said what was on her mind this crap happens to her all the time shes black and she takes it because she doesn't want to hurt anyone like all the swiss'eees oprahs cool give it up. gary

443 days ago
502.

Vetteman    

'I'm in a store and the person doesn't obviously know that I carry the black card..." Ahhh that black America Express card. That card in which you have to be invited to have. That card that you get the privilege of paying a $5000 initiation fee and a $2500 annual fee. That card that has nothing more than the prestige and status that comes with it, as the benefits have dwindled so much that the Platinum is a better deal. All that says is OW is rich and stupid.

443 days ago
503.

LinnTheFinn    

O isn't used to POLITENESS from the Euro clerks....she should put "2&2" together since it happened before.....I shop in Euro & had the same thing happen at Hermes in Munich...and at MCM in Paris.....they want to save us $$ and usually show us a "better value" item..they wouldn't pull down an alligator bag for me (I don't have Oprah level $$) .....oh..yeah....I'm a blond scandinavian....it's cultural Oprah....be nice....😍

443 days ago
504.

Scooby    

She's sorry she got caught, that's all.

She also pulled this in 2005 before a movie of hers was about to hit. In Paris. What a liar.

443 days ago
505.

Rachel814    

Winfrey is the biggest racist around, with dangerously too much power. She forgets all of the white people who helped her get her start, and supports black causes when she should be supporting PEOPLE causes. Consider this; how egotistical must one be, needing to be on the cover of her own magazine every month!?

443 days ago
506.

Mike Lindsey    

O did this b4 her movie release in 2005 for a movie about racisim

443 days ago
507.

cully60    

we all know you are a racist big O they did not know who you were so you played the race card because they did not bow to you get over your self !!

443 days ago
508.

Had enough    

I think blacks should be aware that things are beginning to change.

White people have been afraid to speak up in the past but have finally had enough of the constant racist garbage and are starting to push back.

443 days ago
509.

Faye Tackett    

I am getting pretty sick of the intolerance and bigotry in the entertainment business, not racial or sexual, but political. I am a Democrat who doesn't hate or think all Republicans are idiots. Conservatives in Hollywood either must stay in the closet, or not work. Liberals across the US are blindly following the Hollywood west coast red necks and shouting bigotry, or idiot at anyone that disagrees with them while the pseudo politicians of the entertainment business turn their backs on 1/2 of America, but not their pockets. Try advertisng your movies as "liberal rated only" and watch your finances tank like you've done to so many of your fellow entertainers for not thinking like you. What a spineless, group of bullies hiding behind liberals masks you are. I'm a liberal and wish you would refer to yourselves as anything but...you don't deserve to even be allowed to use the term.

443 days ago
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Richard    

Oprah is a racist race baiting race hustler that like the house N in django unchained will do her part to keep the other black folk in place by pushing a false narrative, well that and to promote her own self-serving agenda.

443 days ago
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