Stacey Dash has been in quite a few headlines in recent months, but most of them have nothing to do with her acting or entertainment career. The Clueless actress and current TV personality on Fox News most recently made headlines when she made scathing comments about black entertainment venues and Black Awareness Month.
The comments that Dash made have been received with a lot of backlash from the African-American community as well as others across popular media channels and online social media sites. But Dash seems to be unbroken by those criticisms and has doubled down, reiterating that she stands by her comments and has even taken her previous criticisms one step further.
According to CNN, Stacey Dash responded to BET’s Instagram post showing her in one of their hit shows, The Game.
In what appears to be a savage gesture toward the TV show Stacey once made a starring appearance on, Dash has attempted to turn the tables on BET and claim that nobody watches them, nor did they watch the show that she once appeared on.
Dash posted her response to the BET Instagram post on her website in a blog post.
“Well, here’s the thing. Thank you for reminding me, since most people have never heard of that show,” Stacey Dash wrote on her blog post. “Why? It’s on BET. Quick. Name the top shows on BET. Drawing a blank? I think I’ve made my point.”
Dash reiterated her point that has drawn so much criticism, that BET and Black Awareness Month are forms of racism that segregate away from the majority demographic.
In her blog post, Dash went as far as to say that she looks “forward to the day when people don’t self-segregate based on skin color, while loudly complaining about a segregated society,” referring to BET and their flagship principle for the network.
Dash’s comments that drew so much fire were during a discussion on a Fox News program about the Oscars, where they were talking about the growing criticism of the organization for not including any persons of color in their nominations for the prestigious awards ceremony. Since the announcement of the Oscars nominees, the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite has been trending on various social media outlets.
— Fox News Video (@foxnewsvideo) January 20, 2016
Since those comments and the ensuing backlash toward Dash, she has tried vehemently to defend her words.
“I don’t have a problem with black people having their own space,” Stacey Dash further wrote on her blog. “I have a problem with the folks at BET absolutely freaking out when other institutions don’t match up to what they think is best.”
But the real meat of Dash’s most recent comments on the blog came at the end when she accused BET of lying to “American black people.”
Dash voiced her opinion that BET lies by convincing people of color “that the rest of America is racist” and says that the network encourages black people to “stick close to your own kind.”
Dash even went as far as to mock the faux tagline that she apparently made up for the network, by saying, “Anything that promotes segregation is bad!”
Although Stacey Dash’s wording may have been misconstrued, the context in which she presented that last criticism seemed to insinuate that it was a mock in the form of a network that promotes segregation is not bad. Of course, that could be out of context and just how it appeared on her blog post.
Either way, Stacey Dash has voiced her opinion on the matter of segregation within organizations, seemingly in favor of the Academy Awards nominees and their exclusion of African-American actors from the awards ceremony this year.
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