Stacey Dash is dodging some serious criticism after her cringeworthy appearance at the Academy Awards last night.
As fans of the ‘Clueless’ diva know, she’s been Black Twitter’s enemy #1 after her assertion that there was ‘no need for Black history month or BET.’ The damning quote found new life after Chris Rock, the ceremony’s host, introduced her as the show’s “Director of Minority Outreach” – a clear, yet failed attempt to make light of her statements.
Well, somebody should’ve reached out to warn her she was in serious danger of embarrassing herself (again)…
After earning rounds of criticism of social media skeptics, Dash took to her blog to say:
‘I spoke out against Black History Month. ( Why should there be such a thing? Haven’t we had more than just one month’s worth of accomplishments? Here my thoughts HERE.) Plus, I spoke out against the #OscarsSoWhite controversy HERE. My take? We need to stop complaining about white people oppressing us, we shouldn’t boycott the Oscars, and we need to support Chris Rock the host,” she said in the blog post.
“Which brings me to the joke. When they added ME to increase the diversity, I’m sure many black people rolled their eyes. I’m not “black enough,” they say. But guess what? I’ve heard that all my life. I would rather be a free thinking, black than a cookie cutter black who thinks – and votes – just like all my friends.”’ – Dash, 2016