After the country of Switzerland issued her an apology for any ‘racist’ behavior she may have endured during a recent trip to the country, Oprah has now apologized for the media frenzy that resulted from her claims.
OPRAH: 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. 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.
“Oprah is really sorry, everybody. Oprah's sorry,” Glenn said to open the radio show this morning.
The sales assistant who Oprah claims refused to show her a $38,000 handbag because of the color of her skin, has since spoken out about the incident, saying that the entire ordeal was a misunderstanding. While Oprah has apologized for causing such an uproar, she didn’t exactly apologize to the woman for accusing her racism.
Oprah made a career of spreading messages of hope and empowerment, and yet she seems to perpetuate a culture of victimization that undermines those values.
“So she's making $77 million a year, and what is she doing,” Glenn asked. “She claims, and the rest of the media backs her up, she claims that she is empowering people. That is the whole concept behind Oprah's legacy – she was empowering; she said, ‘You go, girl.’ But look at her.”
“The only president she's ever endorsed is the guy that says, ‘You can't do it,’” he continued. The church that we know she went to is the one that they say, ‘You can't do it. You're a victim.’ She goes over to Switzerland to look at a $38,000 purse, and what does she say? She's the victim.”
“Like, that's the thing. It's what do you jump to,” Stu reiterated. “What do you jump to? What's your initial instinct? And Oprah's initial instinct is always that she's being victimized by some prejudice against her sex or against her color or whatever.”