Actress-turned-Fox News star Stacey Dash ruffled some feathers this week when she suggested that there should be no such thing as the BET network or even Black History Month.
“We have to make up our minds. Either we want to have segregation or integration, and if we don’t want segregation, then we have to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black,” she said. “If it were the other way around, we’d be up in arms. It’s a double standard.”
When Fox host Steve Doocy pushed her to elaborate on whether or not there should be a BET, Dash doubled down, saying,
“No, I don’t think so. No. Just like there shouldn’t be a Black History Month. You know? We’re Americans. Period. That’s it.”
Now, the BET network has fired some shot, so to speak.
"Soooooo @REALStaceyDash can we get our check back... or nah?
#Remember #YouWereOnTheGame #AndWeDontMeanTheRapper," the official Twitter account for the network tweeted out.
— BET (@BET) January 20, 2016
Stacey Dash did in fact appear on seasons three and four of the BET TV series The Game. The show ran for an impressive 147 episodes over nine seasons.
Dash has pointed to an interview with actor Morgan Freeman where he also decries the concept of Black History Month. On this point, at least, she's not wrong.
Let Morgan Freeman explain why I'm right about Black History Month being ridiculous https://t.co/7pH8Y7UWxx
— Stacey Dash (@REALStaceyDash) January 20, 2016