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Find Out Why Swiss Officials Are Apologizing To Oprah

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Oprah Winfrey has received a major apology from Swiss tourism officials after the mogul experienced racism while shopping in Zurich, Switzerland.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Winfrey revealed that while in town for Tina Turner’s wedding, she was shopping alone when a store clerk refused to show her a handbag, claiming that the $4,000 purse was too expensive for her.

Oprah ask several more times to see the bag, but the clerk refused. “One more time, I tried. I said, ‘But I really do just want to see that one,’ and the shopkeeper said, ‘Oh, I don’t want to hurt your feelings,’ and I said, ‘Okay, thank you so much. You’re probably right, I can’t afford it.’ And I walked out of the store,” the Lee Daniels’ The Butler star told ET’s Nancy O’Dell.

“There’s two different ways to handle it,” Oprah said. “I could’ve had the whole blow-up thing…but [racism] still exists, of course it does,” she added.

Swiss officials took to Twitter to apologize to Winfrey. “We are fuming – this person acted terribly wrong. We are sorry this happened to @oprah,”the officials wrote.

Officials also told The Associated Press that they are “very sorry for what happened to her.”

To add a little perspective to the story, Oprah made $77 million in the last year, according to Forbes. Oprah also topped the publication’s list of top powerful celebrities of 2013.

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Katt Williams Is Ready For His Comeback: “My Only Goal Is Getting Better”

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Katt Williams is ready for his triumphant return!

After a series of arrests and bizarre incidents in 2016 that seemed to overshadow his public persona, Williams told HipHollywood he’s getting back to work and putting his personal issues behind him.

“Remember none of those things have ever been about work,” he said when asked if he hopes his new projects will overshadow his past missteps. “It’s more about having to deal with situations that are purposely thrown in your direction, and so I’ve been successful in the fact that I’m not nearly as good as I’m going to be,” he explained.

But if you’re thinking the 46-year-old comedian is in denial about his issues, he says absolutely not.

“I’m not one of those people that doesn’t recognize he’s stumbled,” he asserts. “I embrace the stumble because I know I’m going to come back faster than before, so my only goal is getting better at all points.”

And with six projects slated for release including the comedy, Father Figure with Owen Wilson and Ed Helms, Williams appears to be back on the right track.

“I’m really in each of these comebacks trying to be a better person than the person that left, and if you liked that person this is just a better version than that because that’s what I’m on.”

You can see Katt dishing more positivity in the exclusive clip below, and be sure to see Father Figures when it hits theaters December 22.

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