Tommy Chong is defending daughter Rae Dawn Chong following her controversial comments about Oprah Winfrey during an interview last week.
Rae Dawn mused that O is an ugly, brown-nosing "biotch" who would have been a "field n--ger" back in the day ... not the more prized "house n--ger."
Tommy says she's just being honest, because that's just how it was:
"She said back in the day Oprah would be working in the field because shes not that beautiful ... whereas if you're beautiful, you're part of the master's bedroom."
"Knowing Oprah, she would probably read [Rae's comments] and just chuckle and probably agree with Rae Dawn ... she probably would be working in the field."