Actress Stacey Dash, best known for her performance in the classic 90’s film “Clueless,” is a proud conservative and Fox News contributor.
She is of African American descent, yet has often made public comments that make her seem very disconnected from the black community.
On Wednesday during “Fox & Friends,” Dash stuck her foot in her mouth — once again — when she weighed in on this year’s Oscar controversy and subsequent boycott.
In response to the situation, which involves minority actors distancing themselves from the Oscars because of the lack of diversity in the nominations for the second consecutive year, delusional Dash said:
“We have to make up our minds, either we want to have segregation or integration and if we don’t want segregation then we need to get rid of channels like BET, and the BET Awards, and the Image Awards where you’re only awarded if you’re black. If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It’s a double standard.”
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As if those comments weren’t absurd enough, she continued, “Just like there shouldn’t be a Black History Month, you know? We’re Americans, period. That’s it.”
Stacey Dash. pic.twitter.com/y9fmIuo3RE— deray mckesson (@deray) January 20, 2016
There is one thing we may be able to agree with Dash on which is that BET should go, not because having such a channel promotes “segregation,” but because their terrible programming perpetuates negative stereotypes. But, that’s another story.
Does she really believe there should be no Black History Month?
Does she truly feel that the people who fought tirelessly, endured unimaginable torture, went to jail, and died so that black people can even utter the word, “integration” should not be honored?
Establishing “Black History Month” was the least that the U.S. could have done to pay homage to the group of people whose enslaved ancestors literally built it.
Furthermore, what about other celebrations of ethnic heritage and history? What about Holocaust Remembrance Day?
Should we also do away with all commemorations that celebrate the many cultures and histories that make up the melting pot that is America?
Dash really is “Clueless.”
After video clips of her interview hit the Internet, the Twittersphere showed her no mercy.
Some members of "Black Twitter" have even announced they disown her, offering to "trade her in" for Rachel Dolezal, who so desperately wants to be black that she smuggled herself into the NAACP.
I nominate Stacy Dash...Raven Symone...Don Lemon... And Rachel Dolezal as volunteers 4 a hunger games style black Olympics 2016 duel @deray— Gladiator Goldwyn (@iMargo_CEO) January 20, 2016
@deray she misses the point entirely. Those things are not meant to exclude whites, they're meant to include blacks.— jennnnnn (@kweenofheartzz) January 20, 2016
Can we trade Stacey dash for Adele?— Shannon (@Sweet_Patrice) January 20, 2016
they give people like Stacey Dash a platform to voice her ignorance so they can exploit how divided we are.— Duke Silver (@RefinedHippy) January 20, 2016
Every time Stacey Dash talks, a book dies.— Trav NEVER Chills (@SKTV_) January 20, 2016
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