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Oprah Winfrey sorry for blown up media response to Swiss racism row

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Oprah Winfrey has said she is sorry for a “blown up” media response after she claimed she encountered racism in upmarket Trois Pommes handbag store in Zurich.

Oprah Winfrey’s racism claims were made amid a political row in Switzerland over asylum seekers' rights

Oprah Winfrey’s racism claims were made amid a political row in Switzerland over asylum seekers’ rights

Speaking on the red carpet premiere for her new film, The Butler, Oprah Winfrey said: “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,” she added.

Oprah Winfrey’s claims were made amid a political row in Switzerland over asylum seekers’ rights.

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