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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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THIS Is Why You Should Be Excited As Hell For ‘Black Panther’

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There are no words.

Just watch this trailer and go see Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis, when it hits theaters February 16th.

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