Stacey Dash Blames Reporter For ‘Asinine Question’ About Transgender Bathroom Use
Stacey Dash seems to have forgotten who said what during her controversial interview with Entertainment Tonight last week. In a sit-down interview with ET’s Nischelle Turner, Dash called out fellow conservative Caitlyn Jenner over her use of women’s bathrooms and accused her of not knowing what sex she wants to be on any given day. But now, Stacey Dash blames Turner for her line of questioning.
In the ET interview, Dash said transgenders make the choice to change their body and that the trans movement has started to “infringe upon [her] rights too much” in public restrooms.
“It’s tyranny by the minority. Why do I have to suffer because you can’t decide what you wanna be that day?” Stacey said. “…OK, then go in the bushes. I don’t know what to tell you, but I’m not gonna put my child’s life at risk because you want to change a law. So that you can be comfortable with your beliefs — which means I have to change my beliefs and my rights? No.”
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Stacey Dash said she stands by her original comments, even though she thinks the question she was asked was “asinine.” Dash said the government has no business getting involved when it comes to which bathrooms transgender people use.
“A men’s room is for men, and a ladies’ room is for women,” Stacey said. “If a man has taken the time to become a woman, or a woman a man, then use the appropriate bathroom.”
Dash went on to say that her ET interview answer about going to the bathroom “in the bushes” was misconstrued.
“The woman asked me an asinine question,” Dash said of Turner. “‘What if they don’t know what they are that day?’ I thought that was so insulting to transgenders, who take a lot of time and thought to change. So I answered her ridiculous question with a ridiculous answer. I should have just not answered, but she made me angry. I didn’t mean to offend anybody. Of course I don’t think anybody should have to go pee in the bushes, although I have when I had to.”
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 6, 2016
Stacey Dash went on to say she doesn’t regret her answer and she even blames Turner for her question.
“No, I don’t regret it, and I’d say it again, because it was a stupid question,” Stacey said. “‘What if they don’t know what they are that day?’ I mean, that’s very insulting to transgender people … It makes them look mentally challenged, or something.”
But Stacey Dash seems to have forgotten that she was the person that accused transgenders of being confused on what sex they are. You can see Dash’s complete, unedited comments about transgenders using public bathrooms in the video below.
Stacey Dash has plenty to say about the transgender community (and everything else) in her new memoir, There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative. In the book, the 49-year-old Clueless star turned Fox News pundit also has a bone to pick with Lady Gaga, saying her anti-bullying campaign is just a ruse for her “liberal agenda.”
Even when she’s not talking about the transgender community, Stacey Dash seems to have her own ideas about what it means to be a “real” man and a “real” woman.” Stacey told ET she is starting her own “brand,” called Dash America, in an attempt to change the way people see feminists in the 21st century. But Dash also admitted she wishes she could go back to another era.
“I don’t have to dress like a man or try to beat a man or try and get a man’s job to be a feminist, Stacey explained. “What we’re doing is we’re chipping away at what it is to be a woman and to be feminine. And what it is to be a man and be masculine. We’re chipping away at that. I wish we could go back to Mad Men days. I love those days. Men were men. And I love them.”
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