Oprah Winfrey Bashed By Former Co-Star: ‘She Would’ve Been A Field N*gger’
Oprah Winfrey’s former Color Purple co-star Rae Dawn Chong fired multiple shots at the media mogul during an appearance on “Matty P’s Radio Happy Hour.” According to TMZ, the Canadian actress recalled how her relationship with O went sour post-Purple after Chong filmed her next flick Commando.
“I starred in Commando. And she just wasn’t having me,” she claimed. “She’s competitive. She didn’t like me.”
Chong then proceeded to let it rain disses on Winfrey. “The thing that’s really great about Oprah that you cant take away from her is that she’s a great brown-noser,” she said. “She was that fat chick in school and everybody loved her.”
When asked to rate O’s looks from a scale of one to 10, she gave her a 4 along with a raw explanation. “If you look at the way [Oprah] looks, she looks like 60 years ago she would have been a house keeper luckily,” said Chong, who is part Black. “She wouldn’t have been a house n*gger, she would’ve been a field n*gger.”
Then, she oddly praises Oprah (sorta) for all that she’s accomplished. “She shifted the DNA in terms of our thinking of a woman of a certain size and certain shade,” Chong said. “I love her for that.”
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