Actress Rae Dawn Chong ripped Oprah Winfrey a new one on Matty P’s Radio Happy Hour show throwing in racial comments, low blows, “fat girl” jokes, and calling Queen Oprah a “beotch”. Yikes. Check out the 5 Fast Facts on what happened, why this situation is going to get worse, and some background on Chong.
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1. Rae Dawn Chong and Oprah Winfrey Have History
On the Matty P’s Radio Happy Hour show, Chong dished about how her relationship with Oprah was horrible in the 80’s. Though they started off on great terms, things soon changed. After their movie together, ‘The Color Purple’, Chong moved on to another film.
I starred in Commando. And she just wasn’t having me. She’s competitive. She didn’t like me. She just wasn’t having me.
2. “Oprah is All About Oprah”
In the radio interview with Rae Dawn Chong, the actress goes off on Oprah with an array of insults. One thing that she makes sure to talk about is Oprah’s brown-nosing and her weight.
She was the fat chick in school that did everything and everyone loved.
Ouch! Chong also said that Oprah is “all about Oprah”, all about herself. But, the real trouble comes out when she throws slave references and racial blows into the mix. Using the ‘n’ word several times in her chat about Ms. Winfrey, she describes Oprah this way:
She would have been a field n-gger.
This was to say that Oprah wouldn’t have even been good-looking enough to be a “house n-gger”. She would have had to work the fields. Yikes!
3. Chong Throws Racial Blows While Supporting Blacks?
— Rae Dawn Chong (@Rae_Dawn_Chong) July 18, 2013
Surrounding the Zimmerman trial, Chong has several tweets showing her passion and support of Trayvon Martin. She includes various tweets in regards to the organization Color of Change, whose purpose is to strengthen Black America. It’s odd that she’s so passionate about her race (as she is part black), yet she resorts to throwing racial insults at an iconic black woman. We’re confused.
4. Chong Ended Her Rant With Praise
At the end of it all, after the racist remarks, insults, and Oprah bashing, Chong then tried to praise Oprah. She said that she’s amazed and thankful for how much Oprah has done for the black community. Hmm … With Tommy Chong as Rae Dawn’s father, maybe she’s been takin’ some trips to the land of ‘Cheech & Chong’.
5. Oprah Fans Are Not Pleased by Chong’s Words
— BrnzBarbie (@BrnzBarbie) July 19, 2013
— Kari B. (@KariSpaghetti) July 19, 2013