Stacey Dash is not yielding to the public’s criticism of her recent comments on BET and Black History Month. As a matter of fact, the actress-Fox contributor is steadfast in her opinions and believes that she deserves an apology from her detractors on social media.
In a lengthy post that she wrote on Monday on the Patheos blog, Dash shut down her critics using pretty much one argument – that she and esteemed actor Morgan Freeman share the same views on race relations in America.
— CNN International (@cnni) January 22, 2016
Entitled “Twitter Haters, When Do I Get My Apology for Agreeing with Morgan Freeman about #BlackHistoryMonth?” the post further elaborated on the reason why black-oriented events and organizations need to be eliminated.
“When I spoke out on Fox News and on my blog about the need to get rid of BET and Black History Month, all the same usual Twitter haters came out of the woodwork to troll me and say all sorts of disgusting things about me,” wrote the 49-year-old Clueless actress.
“If you’re going to call me ignorant, stupid, and an Uncle Tom, you need to be intellectually honest and also call out Morgan Freeman,” she added.
Stacey Dash References this Morgan Freeman Interview from 2006
Freeman did suggest the removal of Black History Month back in 2006 during an interview on 60 Minutes. Stacey Dash included the said video in her blog post, and went on to say, “What’s that you say? You didn’t realize that Morgan Freeman agrees with me that having a Black History Month is actually racist and a part of the problem in healing race relations in America?”
Fellow black actress Gabrielle Union recently joined the Stacey Dash discussion, and gave a perfectly shady response by feigning knowledge of who Dash is.
The outspoken actress, who stars in the BET drama series Being Mary Jane, feigned knowledge of Dash’s celebrity and called her a “crazy lady.”
“Who’s Stacey Dash? Is she like related to Dame Dash? Was she on Roc-A-Fella?” Union said. She also called explained the existence of the BET Awards, Country Music Awards, and the ALMA Awards and insisted that they are necessary in addressing the lack of diversity in mainstream awards.