Oprah Winfrey’s former “Color Purple” co-star Rae Dawn Chong went off on the talk show host, attacking her weight and looks.
Rae Dawn Chong spoke with radio show Matty P’s Radio Happy Hour and went off on a nasty passive-aggressive rant about the media mogul.
The Canadian actress, 52, who has mixed Chinese, European and Afro-Canadian heritage, claims 59-year-old Oprah is the ugly fat girl in school that wants to be pretty.
Chong said she got along fine with Oprah Winfrey while filming “The Color Purple”, but that all changed when they made the movie “Commando”.
Oprah played the role of Sofia in the film, while Rae played Squeak who was Sofia’s husband’s girlfriend.
During the interview, Rae went off on a profanity-laced attack on Oprah Winfrey.
Rae stated, “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”.
Rae said her opinion of Oprah went south when she was invited to Chicago to see her talk show.
She said, “She was lovely (during The Color Purple). It was after when I starred in Commando with Maria Shriver’s husband (Arnold Schwarzengger) is a movie, she was a total biatch (sic). She invited me to come to her show and she just wasn’t having me. She’s competitive. She didn’t like me. She just wasn’t having me.
“They put me in a real s**tty hotel downtown and my son got sick and at the end of the day, it was just a nightmare. I ended up being backstage and she called me on stage and I was like, ‘You know what, f**k you b**ch.” Oprah is all about Oprah”.
Despite her passive aggressive attack on Oprah, Rae insists she respects Oprah a lot for breaking barriers because she is a rare African-American women with a great deal of power.
Listen to the audio here (NSFW and offensive language):
Rae stated, “She’s amazing, I respect her, I think she’s done great things for women of colour and women of a certain size… but do I think she’ a good person?”
Chong said of Winfrey’s “brown-nosing”, “The thing that’s really great about Oprah that you cant take away from her is that she’s a great brown-noser.
“If you were in a room with her, she would pick the most powerful person in the room and become best friends with them.
“When we worked with her. She was the fat chick, the wannabe cheerleader in school that was the student council president, that was best friends with the principal… The volunteer nurse. She was the fat chick in school that did everything so everybody loved her. That’s Oprah. Love me, love me, love me.
“You’ve got to respect her. No matter how vile she is, she’s all about Oprah and she’s boring, but you kinda gotta go, “Hello hats off” like, “You’ve done an amazing thing you have actually shifted the DNA of the universe.”
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