Rae Dawn Chong Slams Oprah: ‘She Would Have Been a Field N--ger’
Tommy Chong’s actress daughter, Rae Dawn Chong, ripped apart her “The Color Purple” costar Oprah Winfrey for being selfish and insecure during a recent radio interview.
Chong, 52, told Matty P’s Radio Happy Hour that, years ago, Winfrey would have amounted to a “field n--ger.”
Chong said it was “lovely” working with Oprah on Steven Spielberg’s 1985 film, “The Color Purple,” which is based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker.
But she says when she began work on the 1985 Schwarzenegger film “Commando,” Oprah did not want to be friends anymore.
“I starred in Commando," Chong said. "And she just wasn’t having me. She’s competitive. She didn’t like me. She just wasn’t having me.”
She seemed to imply that it was sheer jealousy on Oprah’s part.
“She’s so enormously insecure," Chong said. "If you wanna distill Oprah Winfrey down to like her most basic components. She wants to be beautiful. If you look at the way [Oprah] looks, she looks like 60 years ago she would have been a house keeper luckily. She would have not been a house n--ger she would have been a field n--ger.”
Chong went on to congratulate Oprah for being a “great brownnoser.”
"The thing is, I have to respect her, you gotta respect her no matter how vile she is — ultimately because she's all about Oprah and she's boring — but aside from that, you've gotta kinda go 'OK, hats off," Chong said. "You've done an amazing thing. You have actually shifted the DNA of the universe, in terms of thinking and power structure.'"
Chong believes all that success is not enough for Oprah. It is beauty she wants.
“Imagine being [Oprah]," she said. "She has all of the world. All the power in the world ... and she only wants something that is only chemical, purely impossible.”