If you’re living under a rock and have somehow missed it, Stacey Dash has dug herself in some seriously deep s**t … again.
The Clueless star recently responded to Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee’s action to boycott the Oscars due to the lack of diversity, calling it “ludicrous”. She continued, “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’d be up in arms. It’s a double standard.” Dash added that “there shouldn’t be a Black History Month. We’re Americans, period. That’s it.”
Not too surprisingly, BET Network didn’t take kindly to the comment and clapped back with an official statement from Chairman and CEO Debra Lee as well as a set of tweets decorated with some pretty amazing hashtags including the beautifully crafted tweet below:
— BET (@BET) January 20, 2016
This week, during the Sundance Film Festival premiere of The Birth of a Nation, Gabrielle Union was asked to comment on Dash’s statement, mockingly responding, “Who’s Stacey Dash? Is she like related to Dame Dash? Was she on Roc-A-Fella?”, later calling her a “crazy lady”.
Union then continues on, explaining the importance of awards shows like that of BET and the NAACP explaining, “If you don’t see yourself reflected in mainstream awards, you tend to create your own.” She continues, “Until there is no longer a need for that, I celebrate the ALMAs [American Latino Media Arts Awards], the same way I celebrate the Country Music Awards, and the same way I celebrate the BET Awards and the Image Awards, which we’ll all be at in a couple of weeks. The more that we focus on inclusion and a true representation of this country, I think that crazy lady will have less to say.”
Snaps to Gab on a beautifully crafted response to Ms. Dash. Check out the 1-minute clip of the interview below, courtesy of Associate Press.
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