Stacey Dash has managed – in a short span of time – to be one of the most hated celebrities of our time. Ever since she officially turned conservative in 2008 and actively campaigned for then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney, she also became very vocal about her dislike of liberals and the Obama administration. Naturally, her outspoken views eventually landed her a gig as a contributor on Fox News.
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She’s really done it this time, with her recent comments about why black-oriented events and organizations should be eliminated because they “further divide us” as Americans.
In the January 20 episode of Fox & Friends, Stacey Dash appeared to comment on the Oscar boycott controversy started by actress Jada Pinkett Smith. Calling the whole thing “ludicrous,” the Clueless actress went on to explain why she disapproves of these culture-based institutions.
Stacey Dash Made Some Controversial Comments About BET and Black History Month
“Either we want to have segregation or integration,” said Stacey Dash, who is of Bajan, African-American, and Mexican descent. “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.”
As expected, celebrities from the film, music, and television industries reacted to her comments, with most of them slamming her and a few others expressing their support.
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Her latest set of critics consist of several African-American children that were gathered by the non-profit organization, Because of Them We Can. In the one-minute video that was uploaded to YouTube, the kids express their shock at the suggestions of Stacey Dash, and proceed to explain why they think that Black History Month should stay.
Watch These Children Lecture Stacey Dash About Black History Month
“It forces us to talk about our amazing history and it didn’t begin with slavery, no negativity, no stereotypes, all excellence because that’s who and what we are,” said one of the kids.
A young boy looked into the camera, as if addressing Stacey Dash directly, and said, “We’re not cancelling anything, so you have to rock with us for 29 days.”