Oprah Winfrey says she's "sorry" for the media frenzy she triggered after she said in an interview that she experienced racism during a trip to Switzerland.
The talk show queen said she never intended this to be a big story:
"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."
Winfrey recalled in a sit-down with ET that a clerk at an upscale Zurich boutique once refused to show her a handbag, unaware of who she was.