One of the best things about writing on her is that you can always say “‘Clueless’ actress Stacey Dash”…amirite? So, okay, like Stacey Dash has said something ridiculous again and I am here to wrote about it for your consideration. This morning Stacey, a Fox News correspondent (credentials??)*, said of this year’s Oscars controversy:
‘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.’
She then added: ‘If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It’s a double standard.’
She does know she’s black right? I mean it was all good while she was collecting coins from appearances in black magazines, music videos, and tv shows, right? Do you guys remember when she was all over King Magazine, etc.? Girl, bye.
Hilariously, BET responded:
Point is, BET, the BET Awards and the like were created because African Americans were not being recognized very often in the more mainstream tv channels and award programs. And here’s the thing, I’m not really here for BET. I like Being Mary Jane but I haven’t really watched BET since I was in high school! BET Awards have fallen off as well, but they were created for a real reason. And honestly, with such crappy showings at the Oscars this year (and last), it IS the other way around. No shade to those nominated, but really, was it only the white actors/actresses that did a good enough job pretending to be other people this year? Really? Really?
Ms. Dash also gave her opinion on Black History Month and how it should be eliminated because there is no White History Month. White History Month is every month. Have you opened a history book ever? I do believe that Black History should be included in ALL history books lessons in school and not just in February, however, we can’t go getting all crazy as if things are equal as they stand and that Black History Month is extremely unnecessary and overkill. Come on now.
Having said all of this, I’m not sure many people put much stock in what she says as she has proven time and again that she is out of touch. What’s problematic is that there are people who will see her and listen to her and think “See, if only all black people were like her…”. Someone who is self-hating like Stacey Dash should definitely not be a representative for people of color; how can someone so oblivious ever represent anyone? By the way, does she not see that she’s being used as a token? Seriously, it’s like she wants to fit so badly that she’ll say whatever is the most extreme in order to keep getting invited back. Honestly, I can’t tell if she is trolling us all for a lil piece of change or if she really believes the garbage she is spewing. I also can’t tell which option would be worse.
Gosh, I don’t really like getting all serious people. It’s such a drag (and not the good kind of drag). I’d much rather be talking about TV or drag queens, but alas, I gotta stay up with the trends. Anywho, if you made it through this, thanks for reading!
*Oh yeah, she is there to be a token “black people should be blamed for all their problems” correspondent