Oprah — Gets APOLOGY from Switzerland After Racist Incident

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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 Tonight”:

“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.”

FYI — Oprah reportedly made $77 million dollars last year … so, suck on that racist shop assistant.