Stacey Dash’s greatest challenge as an actor is proving to be her role as a FOX News commentator who actually knows what she’s talking about. Sadly, the artist formally known as Dionne is failing to make fetch happen on that front. After being suspended from the network for stating President Obama doesn’t “give a sh*t” about terrorism, Dash is back on FOX News with a cute new bob spewing that same old nonsense she’s known for.
This time, it centered on criticism about the Academy Awards lacking diversity.
In response, Dash told FOX News host Steve Doocy: “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.”
Dash went on to say, “There shouldn’t be a Black History Month. You know? We’re Americans. That’s it.”
Stacey Dash is the auntie of Raven-Symoné in the TV family of black idiocy. Raven, come get your auntie.
Someone tell Dash as well Donald Trump, who also cited BET as a response to Oscar criticism about its majorly white nominees year after year, that the BET Awards tend to invite and nominate white people. Have they never heard of Teena Marie? Was Robin Thicke never born? Hell, BET invited Iggy Azalea to perform. She’s also been nominated. We are a welcoming people.
Even if they didn’t, though, award shows like the BET Awards and the NAACP Image Awards are in response to – dun-dun-dun-dun – the lack of acknowledgment from their mainstream counterparts.
Pop quiz: Name three film roles Stacey Dash had within the last five years.
After you get a headache from the frustration of not finding much on Google, join me in chuckling at the irony. You would think Dash of all people would be more sympathetic to the plight of Black actors and the lack of opportunity for the kind of roles the Oscar crowds go for. After all, she’s a thespian who has turned to thoughtless political and social commentary for a living.
As for her thoughts on Black History Month, that’s actually a viewpoint I’ve seen from other Black folks. That is to say, Black people with far more rational thoughts than Dash have made arguments that fall in line with her whacky beliefs. Problem is, until we are fully acclimated into American society as equals – and good luck with that – there is a reason we focus on Black History during one month of the year. It does not make us less American, but it does allow us, a marginalized group in America, to not be the second lead vocalist when it comes time to discuss our history.
Black history should be year round, but let us have the solo, Stacey Dash and others.
Okay, I’m done with this loony woman. I’m about to go tweet LisaRaye and tell her that I feel her pain.