Here we are trying to stay awake while watching the Oscars, and who steps up to entertain us? Stacey Dash.
Last month, everyone was baffled by the actress for saying there should be no such thing as Black History Month or BET. “If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms,” she said. “It’s a double standard.” Then we all kinda let her go back to her business at FOX News.
When Stacey came out at the 2016 Oscars tonight, she made what I think was supposed to be joke, and it was as uncomfortable as it was (yet again) confusing.
We know, because all we heard were the crickets outside the Dolby Theater.
She came out randomly, exclaiming: “Happy Black History month!,” giggled, then scrambled off stage while everyone scratched their heads. Um, what?
As expected, #OscarsSoWhite has been a theme of the entire night (kickstarted by host Chris Rock), but Stacey just drove the point to that awkward place of no return.
Here’s how everyone on the web is feeling about the whole bit:
Aaaannndd that was the only time Stacy Dash will ever be at the Oscars again.
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 29, 2016
— LizzLocker (@Lizzs_Lockeroom) February 29, 2016
Still not over Stacey Dash not knowing she was the joke. It was like every episode of Atlanta Housewives in a 2 second bit #Oscars
— Greg Bennett (@GreggyBennett) February 29, 2016
— Joel Pavelski (@joelcifer) February 29, 2016
— ™M∆rcus (@TheMisterMarcus) February 29, 2016
— New York City Neef (@NYCNeef) February 29, 2016
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) February 29, 2016
— theGrio.com (@theGrio) February 29, 2016
— Vulture (@vulture) February 29, 2016
— Phoebe Robinson (@PRobinsonComedy) February 29, 2016
That Stacey Dash moment was like looking for meaning in a Pauly Shore movie
— rob sheffield (@robsheff) February 29, 2016
i guess stacey dash’s agent is the real mvp, ha?
— Aht Uh Mi Hed (@bomani_jones) February 29, 2016
Basically, no one will forgive her for making them feel that weird.