Stacey Dash has come a long way since starring in her first movies in the mid 90s, playing a number of diverse roles such as in the Single Ladies series, in which she played Valerie “Val” Stokes, and recently her web series Stacey Dash Is Normal. Presently in her late forties, she has been involved in a number of unfortunate controversies as a result of her negative comments.
Starting with the controversial statement about President Obama, which she made last year, that got her suspended as a Fox contributor: she said that his speech on terrorism was a failure. Moreover, her choice of words while expressing this was wanting. The following was her statement.
“It was like when you have to go to a dinner with your parents but you have a party to go to afterwards, that’s what it felt like. He was just trying to get through it because he wanted to go to this event afterwords, you know, I did not feel better, I didn’t feel any passion from him like you said Andrea, I felt like he could give a s**t. Excuse me.”
The event she was referring to was the Kennedy Center Honors. She also added that he should have “done something” about the issue, saying the country was “at war.” The following was her exact statement.
“He could care less. He could care less. And here we have 14 people dead, today is the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, okay his speech should have had a lot more passion. Where is Winston Churchill when we need him is all I have to say. We are at war, he should have said that. The fact that he said terrorism, we’re all excited that he said terrorism, big deal. What is that going to do? Nothing.”
Earlier that day, Lt. Col. Ralph Peters of Fox had commented on Obama’s speech and used derogatory language in his statements. The following is an excerpt of it:
“I mean, this guy is such a total p***y it’s stunning, and you know, we want — we the people, the American people who he does not know in any intimate sort of manner, we want action.”
Both were suspended for two weeks. This is as reported by the Daily Caller. Earlier this year, she stated while appearing on Fox News’ Fox & Friends that there shouldn’t be institutions for only black people and that Black History Day should be scrapped as it promotes segregation.
She named BET as one of the networks that should be dissolved, together with the BET awards, saying one shouldn’t be awarded for being black. The following was her exact statement.
“We have to make up our minds. Either we want to have segregation or integration. 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.”
This is as reported by BET.
That said, she has recently offered some seemingly negative comments about Prince, who died on April 21. He was found dead in an elevator in his home in Paisley Park and is suspected to have overdosed on prescription pain medication. Her comment about him caused a major social media stir after she stated, “You didn’t look at him as a Black artist.” This was while on Fox News.
As if that was not enough, she a few days ago slammed Dave Chappelle after he compared Prince’s demise to 9/11 saying, “No, @DaveChappelle, Prince’s death wasn’t the “black 9/11” on Twitter. Whatever comparison one may draw, it seemed to many that the timing of her opinion was all wrong.
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