Actor Tommy Chong attends FOX's "The Simpsons" 500th Episode Celebration at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on February 13, 2012 in Hollywood

Actor Tommy Chong attends FOX’s “The Simpsons” 500th Episode Celebration at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on February 13, 2012 in Hollywood

*Tommy Chong is defending his daughter Rae Dawn Chong, telling TMZ she was just being honest when she said Oprah Winfrey would have been a “field n***er” during slavery … because that’s just the way things were.

“If you think of what [Rae] said, she said back in the day Oprah would be working in the field because she’s not that beautiful … whereas if you’re beautiful, you’re part of the master’s bedroom,” he said.

Tommy continued: “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.”

Also, Tommy says he doesn’t think Oprah would have stayed in the field as a slave, because she would have used her “charm and intelligence” to become a “house lady.”

And even though Rae called Oprah fat and ugly and a “brown-noser,” Tommy still believes there’s a chance Rae and O could work together again in the future.

Watch below.