And the feud continues! Just hours after Stacey Dash claimed that she wanted to ‘get rid’ of BET for promoting racial segregation, the network has responded with what is quite possibly the sassiest Twitter comeback we’ve ever seen. See the shady response here!
Readers take note: Don’t ever mess with BET, because they will come back at you — HARD. Just ask Stacey Dash, 49, who felt the wrath of the network on Jan. 20 after she claimed that it should be shut down in a controversial interview with Fox & Friends. Taking to Twitter, the cable network responded by posting a hilarious photo that perfectly called out the underlying hypocrisy in the actress’s arguments and it’s beyond sassy. Click here to see!
Ok, so let’s go back to the beginning here for second. The war of words between initially began during a sit-down with Stacey and the Fox News talk show that aired on Jan. 20. During the interview, the Clueless actress-turned-conservative pundit not only called the outrage over the Oscars boycott “ludicrous,” but also claimed that African-American-targeted institutions—such as BET, the Image Awards and holidays honoring black history—should no longer exist, calling them a “double standard.”
“We have to make up our minds,” she explained. “Either we want to have segregation or integration. And if we don’t want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards where you’re only awarded if you’re Black. If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It’s a double standard.”
BET Shuts Down Stacey Dash With Epic Tweet
Needless to say, Stacey’s controversial comments caused quite a stir on the social media front, as hundreds came out to slam the actress’ views. And yet, no one had a better response to the diss than BET itself, which responded by tweeting a photo of Stacey guest starring in an episode of The Game, — which was, you guessed it, on the Black Entertainment Television channel.
As it turns out, the actress actually had a reoccurring role on the BET dramedy series in the early 2000s, for which she was given a decent paycheck — and one that BET would now like back considering her latest comments.
— BET (@BET) January 20, 2016
Burn! Whether you agree with Stacey’s comments or not, there’s no denying that it’s BET who’s having the last laugh here. Though it’s possible Stacey’s thoughts on the network could have changed since her time on the show, it doesn’t change the apparent hypocrisy of it all. So sorry Stacey, but you just got served!
HollywoodLifers, what you do you think about BET’s sassy tweet? Do you think Stacey has a point or was she just being a hypocrite? Sound off below!