When actress Stacey Dash (IMDB – Dysfunctional Friends, Clueless, Cosby Show) tweeted about her endorsement for Mitt Romney, she had no idea of the backlash she was inviting upon herself.
Dash has been the target of hateful comments on the social media site since she voiced her opinion, some of which are racially tinged. The incident has led to outrage on behalf of the actress, with public figures like Sandra Fluke responding in her posts.
So disappointed to see people attacking @REALStaceyDash for voicing her opinion. Disagree politically, but #racist attacks are unacceptable.
It all began with a post from Stacey showing support for Romney (and inexplicably wearing a Baywatch-esque bathing suit) and quickly led to replies like, “You’re an unemployed black woman endorsing @MittRomney. You’re voting against yourself thrice. You poor beautiful idiot.” Dash quickly retorted, “My humble opinion…EVERYONE is entitled to one.”
Dash is now garnering support from both the Romney campaign and her friends, who have been posting on her behalf on Twitter.
ALL ROMNEY Supporters, please follow&support @REALStaceyDash, it appears she’ll be voting for @MittRomney &she’s getting some heat over it!
My friend and @ladreamcenter friend @realstaceydash been victim of horrible comments for her views…pray for her. #winner
Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future. @mittromney@teamromney#mittromney#VOTE#voteromneyhttp://t.co/9HFUhWul
“@PaulRyanVP: Had a great conversation with @REALStaceyDash this afternoon. Thank you for your support!” Yes, thank you.
Wait, did Stacey Dash Really endorse Romney today?! REALLY????! Is she CRA………..??!
Dash on Romney: ‘I Chose Him Not By the Color of His Skin But the Content of His Character’ – Stacey Dash – Fox Nation http://t.co/32bg7kF9
Any time liberals pride themselves on beings so open minded they should reassess how Stacey Dash is being treated for supporting Romney…
stacey dash still clueless after all these years
Stacey Dash thinks Mitt Romney won’t cut off them unemployment checks she’s receiving. Wrong again ma’am.