Oprah Winfrey Receives Apology from Swiss Tourism Dept
She’s one of the wealthiest women in the world, so when Oprah Winfrey was refused service while shopping in Zurich, Switzerland something smelled fishy.
The “Oprah’s Next Chapter” star told “Entertainment Tonight” that she experienced racism while abroad, with a store clerk telling her that a handbag was “too expensive” for her.
In response, the Swiss Tourism Department issued a statement of apology: "Switzerland Tourism is deeply sorry to learn about the experience Ms. Winfrey recently had in Switzerland, and we apologize that her feelings were hurt. We would like to assure Ms. Winfrey - like any visitor to Switzerland - that she is welcome with open arms.”
Just to make sure the message got through, the office also tweeted, "We are fuming - this person acted terribly wrong. We are sorry this happened to @oprah."