The world is still mourning the loss of Prince, and every celebrity from Justin Timberlake to Shonda Rhimes has released a message honoring him. Stacey Dash attempted to do the same on Fox News Thursday night (April 21); however, many people are irked by what she said.
“You didn’t look at him as a Black artist or an artist of any color; he was just Prince. His music just resonated with everyone, internationally,” she said, according to BET.
Many think Dash’s comments suggest that an artist can’t be universally loved and Black at the same time, and that she tried to erase Prince’s blackness. They’re pissed about it.
Many folks took to Twitter to voice their discontent over Dash’s comments. They didn’t hold back, because it’s Twitter: the 2016 equivalent of the Autobahn.
And here comes Stacey Dash erasing Prince's blackness. "transcends colour" = "he's better than THOSE black ppl" https://t.co/90QhewPuME
— marcus (@marcuswstow) April 21, 2016
Ben Carson wants Tubman on the $2 bill, not $20, and Stacey Dash looks to take race out of Prince's legacy. LORD, THERE WERE OTHERS TO TAKE.
— Manny Fidel (@mannyfidel) April 21, 2016
Stacey Dash needs to go wherever her skin color went and stay there.
— Martin TootHerThing (@82ndmackin) April 21, 2016
— Hangry Black Man (@iTerryTommy) April 21, 2016
We don't need your commentary Stacey Dash @FoxNews we DGAF ABOUT HER OPINION ON ANYTHING ESPECIALLY ON PRINCE
— Chay chay (@Bigsisterchacha) April 21, 2016
Turned to Fox News, and see Stacey Dash talk about Prince. Now I'm angry
— DJ BL Holla (@DJBLHolla) April 21, 2016
Years ago MTV wouldn't play Michael Jackson or Prince because they were black, yet Stacey Dash said you never saw race???? #StillClueless
— Action (@BoneKnightmare) April 22, 2016
Why has no one punched Stacey dash yet?! Such disrespect for the deceased. Prince was an advocate of black lives matter. Yes he was black.
— Riccia M.S Kay Quinn (@PrincessRiccia) April 21, 2016
Stacey Dash irrelevant ass really had to bring race in this AGAIN and says you can't look at Prince as a black artist. Omg girl cut it
— Queen (@OG_Cocainee) April 21, 2016
What do you think about Dash’s comments?
Watch Prince talk about his collaborators in this throwback VH1 video.