Wait … did we miss Stacey Dash appearing on Jimmy Kimmel’s late night TV show and participate in his mean tweets skit? Nope! The actress decided to film her own version of it right after she walked out on the Oscars Stage Feb. 28 and failed miserably with her poorly timed joke about Black History Month.
Stacey Dash should just go into hiding but she keeps stoking the fire. The Fox News contributor and former Clueless actress was responsible for one of the most awkward moments in Oscars history. When Chris Rock introduced her as the Director of the Minority Outreach Program making fun of the time she went on Fox & Friends and said there was no diversity issue at the Oscars, no one laughed. In fact, she got a barrage of hate tweets, which she decided to film herself reading them and now you can watch the cringeworthy video right here.
In the video, Stacey is still wearing her Oscars outfit, and she reads horrible tweets about herself, immediately following the awkward moment. “So I just walked off stage at the Oscars,” she says in the clip. “Where I got no applause, no boos. Nothing. People were I think, awestruck. Which was a little disappointing but I did it because I wanted to. I stand in my position and Chris asked me to do it and I love him and I support him and I also think I should be the head of diversity at the Oscars. I think I’m the perfect person to do that. But the backlash of that is I got a bunch of mean tweets, and I thought it would be a really good idea to read them to all of you so that you can see what I face.” Then she goes on to read a bunch of tweets. Hey, you’ve got to hand it to her, she’s definitely in on the joke. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO!
In case you missed the Oscars moment when Stacey walked on stage because you were refilling your popcorn bowl, here’s what happened. Midway through the show Chris took the stage and said that he had found a solution to the “Oscars So White” controversy. “The Academy has taken steps to fix this problem,” Chris said. “And that is why it’s my honor to introduce the new director of our minority outreach program. Please welcome Ms. Stacey Dash.” That’s when Stacey said, “I cannot wait, to help my people out. Happy Black History Month, thank you.”
Stacey Dash — Her Awkward Oscars Moment
Right after Stacey took the stage, she had already prepared a blog post that went live the moment she left the stage. “For example, I spoke out against Black History Month. ( Why should there be such a thing? Haven’t we had more than just one month’s worth of accomplishments? Here my thoughts HERE.) Plus, I spoke out against the #OscarsSoWhite controversy HERE. My take? 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.”
Stacey Dash — Her Controversial Comment That Angered So Many
It all started when Stacey appeared on Fox & Friends and said that she didn’t think there was a lack of diversity in the movie industry. “I think it’s ludicrous,” she said. “We have to make up our minds. Either we want to have segregation or integration, and if we don’t want segregation, then we have 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’d be up in arms. It’s a double standard. There shouldn’t be a black history month. We’re Americans, period.”
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