Like a whack-a-mole, Stacey Dash keeps popping up when you’re not ready for it.
The blog post: “Who is Stacey Dash and why did she just walk across the #Oscar stage?” was written and posted by the actress last night. At least she knows what we’re thinking. Sort of, maybe.
In a joint effort with host Chris Rock to leave everyone more confused than they would’ve preferred to be during the 2016 Oscars, the actress randomly came onstage and gave us a taste of that clueless life. After Chris introduced her as the “new director of our minority outreach program,” Stacey came out giggling, and said: “I cannot wait to help my people out. Happy Black History Month! Thank you,” then ran off.
The failed attempt at a joke was in reference to Stacey’s argument against Black History Month and BET on FOX News that had everyone talking a few weeks ago.
Don’t worry though, her blog is here for the explanation you didn’t even feel like you needed. She starts off saying why she voted for republican Mitt Romney in 2012 after “making the mistake” of voting for Barack Obama in 2008 because she was told “black people should support black candidates.” Ever since, she said she’s “spoken out about a LOT of stuff that black people try to stuff down [her] throat.” Which led to the FOX News bit and then, of course, last night:
“When they added ME to increase the diversity, I’m sure many black people rolled their eyes. I’m not ’black enough,’ they say. But guess what? I’ve heard that all my life. I would rather be a free thinking, black than a cookie cutter black who thinks – and votes – just like all my friends.
Yes, I’m the actress from the South Bronx who has always dreamed of winning an Oscar. But God has a great sense of humor and this is my first encounter with one of my dreams of destiny. Bringing diversity to Hollywood… not merely because of color, but politics as well. (After all, different colors of skin is an easy kind of diversity. Ideological diversity is much harder, because it forces everyone to come face to face with actual beliefs. Hollywood needs BOTH.)
Anyway, this is a first. A beginning.”
God has a sense of humor, indeed. Like having us read this poor, self-serving attempt at relevancy to baffle us all over again just as we were getting over the trauma from this whole thing last night. Very funny.