Dear Switzerland, Oprah Winfrey is sorry that her story about not being able to buy a $35k designer bag while received so much coverage. According to the Associated Press, Winfrey didn’t realize that a media frenzy would erupt after experiencing racism on her recent trip.
“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,” Winfrey said
“I was just referencing it as an example of being in a place where people don’t expect that you would be able to be there,” she continued.
Although Swiss tourism apologized for the incident, Winfrey doesn’t feel that an apology was needed.
“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!”