Who’s Stacey Dash and Why Was She at the Oscars?
The weirdest Oscars moment yet came courtesy of Stacey Dash, leaving a lot of people feeling pretty, uh, clueless.
Dash recently garnered attention after saying she wanted to get rid of Black History Month and any other organizations or networks that celebrate racial diversity. The Clueless actress also called the many black actors choice to boycott this year’s Oscars ceremony “ludicrous.” So in typical Chris Rock humor, the Oscars host decided to bring Dash out on stage.Clueless
Dash explained her appearance with a post on Patheos saying:
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.
Yes, I’m the actress from the South Bronx who has always dreamed of winning an Oscar. But God has a great sense of humor and this is my first encounter with one of my dreams of destiny. Bringing diversity to Hollywood… not merely because of color, but politics as well. (After all, different colors of skin is an easy kind of diversity. Ideological diversity is much harder, because it forces everyone to come face to face with actual beliefs. Hollywood needs BOTH.)