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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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hallehater    

Oprah is not telling the truth.

249 days ago
47.

Best Mom    

I fail to understand why most everyone on this planet is gaga over Oprah Winfrey!

249 days ago
48.

Bwoy dem    

Seems she can't win either way with you ugly minded people... get a life and spend less time on the internet spewing your unsolicited nasty opinions.

249 days ago
49.

billybob    

The big O declares war on a country she does not want to name, on a store she does not want to name.
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The truth is, she did not expect, that when the big black battleship U.S.S Oprah fires at the neutral Land of the inventors of the KuKu-Clock, suddenly THE WHOLE F*CKING SWITZERLAND surrenders with a white flag waving.
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Her smugly PR-stunt for fighting against racism all around the world, even while buying $40.000 croc leather Jennifer-Aniston-handbags, backfires now.

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Her full-scale retreat is as pathetic as phoney. Not good for her image, and THAT is most important for that BITCH!

249 days ago
50.

jen    

com on ofart....you weren't looking the part for shopping there, if you were dressed diffferently you would have been handed the bag, happens to us ALL not just angry blacks who cry racism all the time..if the kid in florida was wearing a polo instead of a hoodie he would not have been confronted.....

249 days ago
51.

barf    

Well, the way European media report about her, she really was upset she wasn't treated like the Queen herself. Serves her right, can't stand her anymore, fake a$$ !

249 days ago
52.

Elyse    

It's the sales associates fault for being stupid. Lesson 101 in Retail: Never judge a person's appearance from their cover. I have found that the most casual people buy the most in the store than someone who looks rich. I bet Oprah came into the store looking like she had gotten out of bed and sure enough the clerk judged Oprah on her outer appearance.

249 days ago
53.

ticallion    

I have no respect for the black TMZ staff members. How do you sit by and let TMZ post this article?

249 days ago
54.

erkg    

Keep wondering how this even came up in an interview - did someone ask her 'have you been racially profiled lately?' or 'Tell us about your last shopping trip.'

249 days ago
55.

Susanlsmith    

Oprah is the real racist here

249 days ago
56.

Ray8    

How can her mission be to destroy the shop when she never mentioned the shop by name?

249 days ago
57.

emilie    

I think that any purse costing over $1,000 costs way too much and maybe the shop clerk was trying to point that out without losing his/her job.

249 days ago
58.

Truth    

THE BIG FAT O HAS ALWAYS HAD A REVERSE RACIST AGENDA - WHEN IT SUITS HER PR STORY LINE. BITCH ALWAYS TALKS ABOUT BLACK RACE THIS AND THAT BUT SHUTS THE F*CK UP WHEN IT'S BLACK ON WHITE/OTHER MINORITY CRIMES. FAT ASS NEEDS TO LOSE 100 LBS... MAYBE LOSING THAT SH*T WILL CLEAR HER MIND AND BRING IN A HIGHER IQ POINT. #TRUTH!!

249 days ago
59.

TheMachine1    

Oprah is boring.

249 days ago
60.

CLINT    

Yeah, Oprah may have put it out, but mass media pounced on it and , especially TMZ, will make sure that we read it everyday. It probably wouldn't have been such a big deal twenty years ago, but with all of the worlds information literally in the palm of our hands, we can't help but get caught up in this nonsence.

249 days ago
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