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Oprah recently faced alleged racism when a shopgirl in Zurich refused to let her see a "very expensive" bag (Pretty Woman tingles! Pretty Woman tingles!) The tourism office apologized to Oprah and Oprah apologized for naming Switzerland as the country where the incident happened. Then Oprah tweeted, "@NancyODell Turns out that store clerk did me a favor. Just found out that bag was $38K!!! She was right I was NOT going to buy it." [AP]