People can’t get over the awkwardness that Stacey Dash created at the Oscars! After she showed up on stage to make a joke out of her controversial comments about Black History Month, Oscar viewers couldn’t resist slamming her. See the harsh memes and tweets here!
Yikes, Stacey Dash isn’t going to hear the end of it after this year’s Oscars. When Chris Rock brought her on stage at the Feb. 28 awards and joked that she is the perfect person to be the Academy’s Director of the Minority Outreach Program, those who witnessed it felt as annoyed as they did awkward. The failed joke not only sparked uncomfortable faces in the crowd, but also some pretty intense comments from viewers!
Just one month before the Oscars, Stacey declared on Fox & Friends that there shouldn’t be a Black History Month. Naturally, her comments received some major backlash then, but she took it one step further with her Oscars appearance. After Chris said that they’re taking steps to solve the “Oscars So White” issue, she showed up and wished everyone a happy Black History Month. Needless to say, it was a super cringeworthy moment.
Social media immediately blew up bashing Stacey for her strange appearance — even celebs like Demi Lovato and Shonda Rhimes couldn’t help chiming in because it was so uncomfortable! But while most just commented on how awkward they felt or how confused they were by Stacey’s joke, some decided to be pretty harsh about it:
Half of America reacting to Stacey Dash pic.twitter.com/lFXXUJO15V
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) February 29, 2016
Please have “Stacey Dash’s career” in the dead people montage. #Oscars
— Jensen Karp (@JensenClan88) February 29, 2016
Upon seeing Stacey Dash pic.twitter.com/TBXLOJZ4va
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) February 29, 2016
That Stacey Dash cameo was either the most or the least self-aware thing ever. #Oscars
— Ben Greenman (@bengreenman) February 29, 2016
BREAKING: Nobody in the real world knows who Stacey Dash is.
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) February 29, 2016
Stacey Dash. Incredibly unfunny in any circumstance. #Oscars
— Alec Mapa (@AlecMapa) February 29, 2016
WHY THEY LET STACEY DASH IN THE BUILDING. #Oscars
— Alanna Bennett (@AlannaBennett) February 29, 2016
Is this Stacey Dash someone I’m supposed to know? #Oscars
— Ani Kotevvit (@AnikoTevvit) February 29, 2016
Stacey Dash was brought out to make a joke outta herself yet she thought it was funny . She really is clueless yall
— OG Mendi (@CarrmEl_) February 29, 2016
While viewers clearly weren’t enthused by Stacey’s appearance, she explained her joke in a lengthy blog post and stressed her thoughts on the diversity issue in Hollywood. “I would rather be a free thinking, black than a cookie cutter black who thinks – and votes – just like all my friends,” she wrote in an excerpt from her post. Stacey was certainly looking to make a statement with her joke, and although that statement ended up getting mocked, she definitely managed to get a conversation started!
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