Gabrielle Union Couldn’t be Bothered by Stacey Dash’s Nonsense on the Red Carpet

Shade. Queen.

It is widely-accepted fact Gabrielle Union is Queen of Earth. The Being Mary Jane star is gorgeous, talented and once brought the East Compton Clovers to athletic victory. But this goddess’ greatest contribution to our planet is something much more scientific and important. We’re talking, of course, about her expert shade-throwing abilities.

Union’s penchant for the diss is underrated, but oh-so magical, as evidenced in this red carpet clip The Shade Room uploaded. When doing press at the Sundance Film Festival premiere of The Birth of a Nation Monday, a reporter asked Union about Stacey Dash’s bizarre idea of axing BET and Black History Month to create true racial integration (in light of #OscarsSoWhite). Union’s response? Life-giving. And life-changing.

“Who’s that? Who’s Stacey Dash?” Union asked the journalist. “Is she like related to Dame Dash? Was she on Roc-A-Fella (Records)?”

Yup. You read that correctly. Union was so unbothered by Dash’s f–kery that she didn’t even know her name. And the dig went on: “I heard of a crazy lady, maybe last week,” she continued. “I don’t know what her name is…”

Dismissal! Pure dismissal! Are you not salivating/getting Mariah Carey feels over this right now? Because we certainly are.


Granted, Union did answer the question–according to Yahoo!–but she never addressed Dash by name. Just “the crazy lady.” “The more that we focus on inclusion and a true representation of this country, I think that crazy lady will have less to say,” she said.

Shady, informative and on point. Remind us why Union isn’t running for president in 2016 again? Society needs her.

Praise you, Lady Union. We are forever your stans.