Rae Dawn Chong Says Calling Oprah the N-Word Was a “Compliment”

Actress defends controversial interview, says it was taken out of context

By on July 20th, 2013 04:22 GMT

Raw Dawn Chong, who starred opposite Oprah Winfrey in “The Color Purple” back in 1985, is so filled with resentment against her former co-star that she recently vented about her in a radio interview, as we also informed you hours ago.

Among the things she said of Oprah, Raw called her a fatty and a brown-noser, but also the N-word.

The video above is the actress’ explanation / non-apology for the controversy surrounding her comments.

Weirdly enough, she says she only called Oprah a “field N-word” as a compliment but, as you can see for yourself, she doesn’t explain how that was supposed to be flattering.

“In context, I was actually complimenting Oprah. Do I have issues with Oprah? Yes. Am I perfect? No. Do I take back everything I said? No. Am I in pain that it's caused pain to me, to her? Yes,” she says.

She also insists that her comments were taken out of context.

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