Stacey Dash was dissed recently by former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Janet Hubert. In fact, Hubert called Stacey Dash a “media ho.”
It wasn’t long in arriving. The slam from Janet Hubert follows some controversial comments Dash recently made regarding inequality at the Oscars. She slammed the Oscars boycott recently during an episode of Fox & Friends.
Aunt Viv from Fresh Prince has a few words for Stacey Dash ? pic.twitter.com/77UALWqvjb
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“I think it’s ludicrous,” Stacey Dash said with regard to the response of people like Jada Pinkett Smith and others to the Oscar nominations. “We have to make up our minds. Either we want to have segregation or integration. If we don’t want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the [NAACP] Image Awards, where you’re only awarded it you’re black.”
“If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms, it’s a double standard,” she added before saying “there shouldn’t be a black history month. We’re Americans. Period.”
Janet Hubert says Stacey Dash “has worked on BET more than most actresses have.”
She is a bit suspicious of Dash’s intentions, too.
“I think she’s just saying this kind of bull because she wants sensationalism and she’s working for Fox and she needs a job and she’s making a check,” Hubert said.
Stacey Dash tried to cover her tracks by “clarifying” her initial comments–the ones that have Janet Hubert up in arms.
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On her blog, she suggested black people need to “quit settling for scraps.”
“It’s hard to cut through the hysterical reactions to my comments the other day about Black History Month,” Stacey Dash wrote. “I feel like many of your reactions–saying that I’ve sold out to white people, that I’m ‘coonin” etc–show you aren’t hearing me.”
“Black History should be apart of social studies and history curriculum EVERYDAY OF EVERY MONTH OF EVERY YEAR. not just 28 days out of 365!!!” she added. “In a hundred years, do you really want the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr, Frederick Douglass, and even Barack Obama to be discussed only in the month of February?”
What’s your take on Stacey Dash? Is she, in fact, a “media ho” as Janet Hubert so eloquently suggested? Or is she simply someone who spoke too soon and is prone to being misunderstood?