Birthday girl Stacey Dash was once again on the receiving end of Twitter hate today for comments made on Fox News, but she may have on prominent entertainment industry supporter: Morgan Freeman.
The actress, who turned 49 today, returned to the Fox News studios after a suspension to create a huge and ongoing backlash on social media over her opinion about the Oscar boycott for lack of diversity.
In appearances on Fox & Friends and Outnumbered, she deemed the whole idea ludicrous, claiming that African Americans want it both ways, and that they should “make up their mind” on if they wanted to be segregated or integrated.
“And if we don’t want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards where you’re only awarded if you’re black. If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It’s a double standard…just like there shouldn’t be a Black History month. You know? We’re Americans. Period. That’s it.”
The Clueless actress also chided Hollywood’s liberal and Obama-supporting elite for failing to provide sufficient opportunities for minorities.
As far as Black History month is concerned, famed actor Morgan Freeman may agree with Stacey Dash, or at least he did so in the past.
In an interview with the late Mike Wallace on CBS 60 Minutes some years ago, Freeman described Black History month as “ridiculous” in a clip embedded below that has garnered about 1.5 million YouTube hits.
“You’re going to relegate my history to a month? …Which month is white history month? I don’t want a Black History month. Black History is American history…”
He added that the best way to get rid of racism is to stop talking about it.
On December 7, 2015, Fox News suspended Stacy Dash (an outspoken and long-time Obama foe) as a paid contributor for claiming that Obama “doesn’t give a sh*t” about terrorism. The context of her criticism of the president was that he gave a nationally televised speech about terrorism — which she deemed an epic fail and just going through the motions — and then hypocritically rushing off to attend a social event. Upon the suspension, Dash took to Twitter to declare that she gladly accepted the consequences of her anti-Obama rhetoric. Retired Army Col. Ralph Peters was also suspended at the same time for inappropriate language critical of the president.
BET apparently wants a refund from Stacey Dash. “Understandably, BET wasn’t happy. They were quick to remind Dash, too, that she was on The Game, a BET original show, from 2009 to 2011. The BET Twitter and Instagram accounts both shared a photo from the show, quipping, “Soooooo @realstaceyldash, can we get our check back… or nah?,” E! Online reported.
You may recall that in October of 2012, when the 2008 Obama voter originally tweeted an endorsement of GOP nominee Mitt Romney for president, she was flamed on social media in a most vulgar, offensive, and, at times, racially charged way. Dash is of African-American and Mexican heritage. She has riled up her Twitter detractors, who apparently think she is indeed “clueless,” a whole bunch of times since then for going against the liberal Hollywood consensus.
When Morgan Freeman said black history month was stupid, he was cheered....Stacey Dash gets vilified for saying the same thing— Percy Mack (@KingTeeJay) January 20, 2016
“Dash also made headlines in the wake of last year’s Oscars ceremony where she asserted that Patricia Arquette’s acceptance speech about pay inequality was appalling, later declaring that a pay gap between the sexes doesn’t exist,” the Los Angeles Times reported about another Oscar-related controversy.
Do you agree or disagree with what Stacey Dash had to say about BET and Black History month?
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