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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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541.

Joe    

I think Oprah should be reminded that, if I recall correctly, Ms. Turner moved to Switzerland to be away from all the paparazzi. Maybe Ms. Turner should have a little chat with Ms. O on the subject. But then again, it really does not matter... as Ms. O has a movie to promote, and that is what she was after. Reminds me of the David Freys, the Madonnas, and the machine called Hollywood.

405 days ago
542.

TooMuchZits    

Oprah need to go with her bff Obama to Syria.What happen to no more war and I will bring out troops home! He wants to starts another war.Ridiculous

396 days ago
543.

lakhristlemorrison    

I do not understand how a African American could work for TMZ.They are clearly racist.The two African American men on there are always defending there race.They act like Uncle Toms and do not do a good job at it.What do people have to go through to keep a job.

365 days ago
544.

Observer    

Oprah.... now that some time has gone by, and we can take a look at things from a view where some time went by......
You CRIED WOLF (Racism) and screwed that woman working the counter.

Now you try and say it was all a big misteak. (sorry, I said STEAK. Put the baked potato down!)

YOU are the MISTAKE you Racist, Obama Luvin, Ignorant Pig.
You did this for Attention to YOU and to a MOVIE, the Butler. What a jerk you are Harpo.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2013/08/14/tmz-oprah-bs

314 days ago
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