Actress Stacey Dash of Clueless and CSI fame initiated a firestorm on Twitter after she announced her support for Mitt Romney. Shortly after she endorsed the Republican presidential nominee, angry tweets which claimed she was not “black enough” and asked the young woman to kill herself flooded her Twitter page.
Dash’s Twitter post read:
“Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future.”
The short tweet also included several Mitt Romney hashtags and a photo of herself next to an American flag. One angry man who presumably supports President Barack Obama’s re-election posted this on Stacey’s Twitter page:
“This hurts, but you a Romney lover and you sl*****g yourself to the white man only proves why no black man married you.”
Once news of the Stacey Dash attack spread quickly online, a new hashtag was born: #ISupportStaceyDash. Some Twitter users applauded the actress for using her First Amendment rights to voice her support for the man she believes should win in November and for not giving in to angry tweeted infused with racism, The Blaze reports.
Both black and white Twitter users who attached posts to the new hashtag noted the actress is voting with her brain and not her skin color and applauded her for judging the candidates based on the content of their character.
The television star was apparently undeterred by the surprising reaction to her presidential endorsement and fired back at some of those who uttered vicious insults in her direction. Dash not only re-tweeted her original Mitt Romney endorsement but reminded visitors to her page that she is entitled to her own opinion.
A follow-up tweet posted by Stacy Dash read:
“Women have had enough of Barack Obama’s disappointment. We need new leadership to get our economy growing again.”
Twitchy published some of the angry and supportive tweets which were garnering a lot of attention online. Warning, some of the posts contain graphic language.