The entire country of Switzerland is begging for Oprah Winfrey’s forgiveness … after a racist shop assistant in Zurich refused to show her a handbag because it was “too expensive” for O.
The incident occurred last month, when Oprah was in Zurich to attend Tina Turner’s wedding … and walked into the upscale Trois Pomme boutique where she noticed a $40,000 handbag.
When Oprah asked to see it, the shop assistant refused — insisting it was out of O’s price range. RACIST!!!!
Oprah described the exchange to “Entertainment Something”:
“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.”
Now, Switzerland’s national tourism board has issued an apology on behalf of the country — saying, “We are very sorry for what happened to her.”
The board also begged for Oprah’s forgiveness on Twitter … saying the shop assistant “acted terribly wrong.”