actress Rae Dawn Chong in a scene from Commando
Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Not sure where all of this hate is coming from but it truly has a lot of folks talking!
The other day bi-racial actress Rae Dawn Chong appeared on “Matty P’s Radio Happy Hour” and proceeded to go in on her former Color Purple co-star Oprah Winfrey. The actress slammed the former queen of daytime talk and even went so far as to calling Winfrey a “great brown-noser” and a “fat biotch.”
According to TMZ, Chong was talking about her relationship with Winfrey back in the mid 80’s when the two were filming the epic movie, The Color Purple. Chong claims that Winfrey was “lovely” at first but then turned against her and became a “biotch” when she learned of her role in the 80’s action flick, Commando. “I starred in Commando,” says Chong. “And she just wasn’t having me. She’s competitive. She didn’t like me. She just wasn’t having me.”
“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*gger she would have been a field n*gger.”
Chong concluded her interview by claiming that Winfrey was “enormously insecure” and wants to be “beautiful.” She also said that even with all of her money and influence, Winfrey still can’t change her looks.
“She has all of the world. All the power in the world and she only wants something that is only chemical, purely impossible.”
Since the radio interview, Chong has released a YouTube video response to the entire situation. She alleges that TMZ only aired a portion of her interview and that what she said was taken out of context and that she was actually complimenting Winfrey. She later goes into a half-hearted apology but then claims she wouldn’t take back anything she said. Take a look below:
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What are your thoughts on this situation? Considering the racial tension in the U.S. right now with the Travyon Martin situation, should RDC have said what she said? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section.
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