In an embarrassing gaffe, Oprah tweeted that she loved Microsoft’s new tablet, the Surface, saying it felt like a Mercedes-Benz, and “Gotta say love that SURFACE!”, and she did it from her iPad, forgetting Twitter tracks the user’s platform device.


In her tweet, she said the “pictures seem sharper,” and that the “keyboard was easier,” but more comfortable than it was before. Notably absent was any comment that she owns a Surface.

In 2010 she was quoted as saying this about her new iPad, “from our very first moment together, I knew it had stolen my heart.”

Entertainment watchers have said it is possible a staffer was tweeting for her or that it was a paid endorsement from Microsoft, but regardless, many said it somehow seemed less-than-authentic.

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