What was THAT?! We know the Oscars was making light of the lack of inclusion in the all white actor nominees, but bringing right wing pundit Stacey Dash into the mix to celebrate Black History Month was a WTH moment that even has celebs confused.
WHY???? The Academy Awards show producers had Stacey Dash, 49, come out and wish everyone a “Happy Black History Month,” in what has to be one of the most head shaking decisions ever. The Fox News pundit famously called for an abolition of it in controversial comments on Jan. 20, but this was a joke that totally fell flat. Even celebs like Shonda Rhimes, 46, and Demi Lovato, 23, were left scratching their heads about ridiculous moment.
“We need to stop complaining about white people oppressing us, we shouldn’t boycott the Oscars, and we need to support Chris Rock the host. Which brings me to the joke. 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,” the Clueless star explained about her strange bit.
But that still didn’t mean the world wide web was in on the joke. Plenty of celebs and others were baffled by the strange segment.
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) February 29, 2016
Aaaannndd that was the only time Stacy Dash will ever be at the Oscars again.
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 29, 2016
I was making the face from the Stacey Dash moment ahhhhhhh not Sarah!
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 29, 2016
She was cringing from the Stacy Dash moment, not sarah! https://t.co/tAsXY8qAjV
— John Legend (@johnlegend) February 29, 2016
Wait, is Stacy Dash in the bear suit? Then this would start to make sense.
— Bill Weir (@BillWeirCNN) February 29, 2016
— BBGS (@bombblackgirlss) February 29, 2016
Stacy Dash just walked on stage, annoyed the living hell out of the black community, got paid dust by the audience & walked away. #Oscars
— Live Tweeting (@BlavityLive) February 29, 2016
the stacy dash thing was weird twitter come to life
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) February 29, 2016
this Stacy Dash joke confirming my theory that she knows what she doing and getting paid to troll us pic.twitter.com/g5FVEeu3Uw
— Nathan Zed (@NathanZed) February 29, 2016
Did that Stacy Dash thing happen or did I have a stroke? #oscars
— ellyn marsh (@ellynmarsh) February 29, 2016
We’ve gotta agree with Demi, Shonda and everyone else. That Stacey Dash moment, even if it was intended to be funny, it sure was anything but!
HollywooodLifers, what did YOU think about Stacey’s bizarre on-stage moment? Tell us what you think!