Actress Stacey Dash has the haters up in arms again on Twitter. This time it’s for raising questions about Jay-Z and Beyonce’s trip to Cuba.
You’ll recall that back in October, when the Clueless star originally expressed support for Mitt Romney for president, she was insulted on social media in the most vulgar, offensive, and at times racially charged way. Her originally tweet simply read “Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future.”
Yesterday she tweeted “Do you care that The Jay Z”s have taken the capital you have given them and funded a communist oppressive regime?
The backlash that followed was sadly predictable. The responses include F-bombs and other indecencies, racial epithets, and calls for Dash “to die.” You can sample some of the responses at Twitchy.
Responding to two Florida House of Representatives members, the federal government claims that the Jay-Z and Beyonce Cuba trip is legal because it qualifies as an “educational exchange” which also permits “non-educational activities” in the off-hours.
Whether you like or dislike Stacey Dash, or are firmly convinced that she is “clueless,” the fact remains that Cuba — which is still subject to a US embargo — is a communist dictatorship with its prisons loaded with political prisoners who have called for change in the Castro regime.
In their letter to the US Treasury Department questioning the trip, House Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart wrote in part:
“Despite the clear prohibition against tourism in Cuba, numerous press reports described the couple’s trip as tourism, and the Castro regime touted it as such in its propaganda. We represent a community of many who have been deeply and personally harmed by the Castro regime’s atrocities, including former political prisoners and the families of murdered innocents. The restrictions on tourism travel are common-sense measures meant to prevent U.S. dollars from supporting a murderous regime that opposes U.S. security interests at every turn and which ruthlessly suppresses the most basic liberties of speech, assembly, and belief. We support the Cuban people by refusing to sustain their jailers.”
The response from Treasury did not satisfy GOP Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen. “The fact that a celebrity vacation is classified by an educational trip means that the ‘Obama administration is not serious’ about dealing with the Castro regime.”
Do you care that The Jay Z”s have taken the capital you have given them and funded a communist oppressive regime?
— Stacey Dash (@REALStaceyDash) April 9, 2013
Why do you think that there is so much hostility and intolerance toward Stacey Dash simply for expressing an opinion on Twitter that may be different than many of her Hollywood peers?