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Oprah and the Switzerland Incident

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August 13, 2013 AT 11:47 AM
Oprah Winfrey received an apology last week from Swiss tourism officials following an alleged racist encounter at a Zurich shop. Now, the talk-show host is offering up her own thoughts about how the incident eventually played out in the public spotlight. "I think that incident in Switzerland was just an incident in Switzerland," the 59-year-old said, per the BBC. "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."