Stacey Dash Shares Mean Tweets, Defends Chris Rock’s Oscars Monologue
Stacey Dash made headlines for her cringe-worthy cameo at the 88th Academy Awards, but the Clueless star is anything but clueless when it comes to how hated she is by her critics. After her appearance midway through Chris Rock’s monologue, Dash was prepared for the backlash, so much so that she decided to share the nastiest tweets in a video posted on her Patheos blog.
— Stacey DASH (@staceydash) March 1, 2016
In the video, Stacey rattles off some of the not-so-niceties tweeted by her haters after her impromptu Oscars cameo. In a series of mean tweets, Dash is told that no one likes her and that she “sucked on the Oscars” like she does on Fox News.
— U better have a pass when u cross that bridge ?? (@BitchPrototype) February 29, 2016
Stacey Dash explained that she wanted to share a bit of the backlash so “all of you so you can see what I face.”
“I just walked off stage from the Oscars where I got no applause, no boos, people were, I think, awestruck, which was a little disappointing. But you know, I did it because I wanted to… Chris asked me to do it, and I love him and I support him. And I also think I should be the head of diversity for the Oscars.”
While it’s clear her appearance didn’t win her any fans, Dash defended the cameo and everything else she has said in the past.
“There are a lot of people who don’t agree with me and have a lot of very mean things to say, which I will never live down, but here’s the thing. I do what I do because I want to do it, because I believe in it, it has nothing to do with race… I believe we are all equal. You should stop feeling that way too, that’s my suggestion. I don’t feel inferior, nor do I feel superior. I’m very happy about what I did, and I’m proud of it.”
Stacey Dash stunned the Oscars audience when she appeared onstage Sunday night after host Chris Rock introduced her as the “new director of our minority outreach program” a month after she publicly called the “#OscarsSoWhite” boycott “ludicrous,” and called for the end of the BET Awards and Black History Month. For her awkward Oscars cameo, Dash said, “I cannot wait to help my people out. Happy Black History month!” But the joke fell pathetically flat as the audience became silent. Still, Dash doesn’t regret showing up to support her pal Chris Rock.
In a separate Patheos post, Stacey Dash defended some of Rock’s most controversial jokes, including his statement that back in the 1950s and 60s, black actors weren’t worried about trivial things like Oscar nominations.
“Why? Because we had real things to protest at the time, you know? We had real things to protest; you know, we’re too busy being raped and lynched to care about who won best cinematographer. You know, when your grandmother’s swinging from a tree, it’s really hard to care about best documentary foreign short.”
Although some people took offense to the comic’s joke about “grandma hanging from a tree,” Dash said her longtime pal “wanted to make everyone squirm” as he reminded Hollywood liberals that they have been racist and prejudiced. Stacey also said Rock didn’t go too far with his jokes, and that she felt it was a “great dose dose of perspective for the ever aggrieved #OscarsSoWhite crowd” as he took on Hollywood elites and their “perceived self-righteousness.”
While Rock also poked fun at Will Smith and Pinkett-Smith’s Oscars boycott, the Hollywood couple has yet to comment. In fact, Will totally ignored TMZ‘s cameras as he was followed and asked repeatedly about Rock’s monologue. But that’s okay, because Stacey Dash is doing plenty of talking for everyone.
Take a look at the video below to see Stacey Dash reading the mean tweets she received.
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