The almighty Oprah Winfrey is sorry that she told her tale of the racial profiling she claims she received while shopping in Switzerland.
The filthy rich Oprah claims a clerk steered her away from a $38,000 purse.
(A $38,000 PURSE! Think about that!)
TMZ characterizes Queen Oprah's most recent comments on the incident and the ensuing media attention as a "BS apology" and calls Oprah "passive aggressive."
Oprah 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."Very well said.
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.
...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.
Oprah is getting exactly what she deserves.
This is funny, from the Daily Mail:
Swiss tourism officials and the boutique owner apologized for the incident last week, but Winfrey insists there's no need."So no apologies necessary from the country of Switzerland. If somebody makes a mistake in the United States do we apologize in front of the whole country? No!"
'It's not an indictment against the country or even that store,' she continued. 'It was just one person who didn't want to offer me the opportunity to see the bag.
'So no apologies necessary from the country of Switzerland. If somebody makes a mistake in the United States do we apologize in front of the whole country? No!'
Well, yeah, if you're Obama and are bent on begging forgiveness from the world for the evil that is America.
Obama trots around the world and apologizes for the United States, on behalf of every American.
Did almighty Oprah have a problem with Obama's apology tour? Is she forgetting about that?
Bottom line: Oprah really screwed up when she chose to vilify the clerk in that Swiss shop. This powerful woman used her celebrity status to destroy a boutique and it backfired big time. Not too classy.
Oprah Al Sharpton-ed herself.