Actress Stacey Dash has stirred up the Twitterverse by tweeting that only God can judge Paula Deen and adding that her daughter loves her show.
Dash is not necessarily supporting Deen per se; instead, she’s just offering a different take on the controversy.
This is not the first time that Dash has been attacked on Twitter for not going along with the crowd. When the Clueless star originally expressed support for Mitt Romney for president in 2012, 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.”
Via Twitter she also criticized Jay-Z and Beyonce for vacationing in Cuba when in April when 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.”
As everyone knows by now, Deen has been engulfed in a huge controversy as a result of a lawsuit filed by former employee Lisa Jackson who accused Deen and her brother of sexual harassment and using racial slurs while she worked as manager of Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House in Savannah, Ga. The revelations emerged as a result of deposition transcripts in the case. Deen lost her Food Network gig as a result, and other sponsors have subsequently given her the axe.
Dash’s tweet has been met with similar hostility to what the actress has previously experienced including very analagous racially charged attacks. You can sample some of the outcry against her at Twitchy.
Regardless of whether you believe that Stacey Dash is “clueless” about Paula Deen, do you think it is at all ironic that some of Paula Deen’s critics are using racially charged terms to attack Stacey Dash on Twitter?