Oprah Winfrey racism claim

US talk show host Oprah Winfrey has said a shop attendant refused to serve her during a recent trip to Switzerland in what she has said was an act of racism.

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Swiss apologise to Oprah Winfrey after racism claim

Switzerland's national tourism office has apologised to Oprah Winfrey after the chat show queen claimed she faced an act of racism in the country.

Winfrey, one of the world's richest women, said a shop assistant at an upmarket boutique in Zurich refused to show her a handbag because it was "too expensive."

Oprah Winfrey said the shop attendant refused to serve in what she has said was an act of racism. Credit: Dennis Van Tine/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

A spokeswoman for the Swiss tourism office told the Associated Press, "We are very sorry for what happened to her."

An apology was also posted on Twitter saying, "This person acted terribly wrong."

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