Oprah Winfrey has had to put up with some serious bullshit in life, the latest being her Color Purple co-star Rae Dawn Chong calling her a “house nigger” and basically completely trashing her for no reason. No one cares about Rae Dawn Chong, but Oprah was affected enough by the incident to speak out on it in a new interview with Parade:
You cannot be my friend and use that word around me. It shows my age, but I feel strongly about it. … I always think of the millions of people who heard that as their last word as they were hanging from a tree.
Yeah, I would say that’s about right. I am not nearly Oprah’s age, nor am I black, but I also won’t have people using that word around me. It just shows ignorance and close-mindedness, etc. Anyway, I don’t think she needs to be worried about Rae Dawn, considering I’d never even heard her name before now. Just tell her you’re sorry you can’t hear her over all your money and success, girl.