Oprah Winfrey Gets Apology From Switzerland Over Racist Handbag Flap

Swiss tourism office says that it's "fuming" over treatment that Winfrey received from a sales clerk

Switzerland has chosen not to remain neutral in the matter of Oprah Winfrey's racially charged encounter with a sales clerk in Zurich.

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The nation's tourism office has issued an apology to the media mogul after she revealed that she was discriminated against during a shopping trip in the city.

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As TheWrap first reported, Winfrey revealed in an interview on Ora.TV's "Larry King Now" that she almost had "a 'Pretty Woman' moment" when trying to purchase a handbag.

Unfortunately, she encountered the only woman in the world who doesn't know who Oprah Winfrey is and how much power she holds — the clerk refused to show Winfrey the bag, telling the beloved television personality that she couldn't afford it.

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"We are fuming — this person acted terribly wrong. We are sorry this happened to @oprah!" the office tweeted on Thursday.

Daniela Baer, a spokeswoman for the tourism office, also told the Associated Press, "We are very sorry for what happened her."

So, uh, can she have the purse now?