Stacey Dash is known to make ignorant and controversial comments, but her latest statement calling to abolish Black History month and BET has folks completely up in arms and the star is not backing down.
Earlier this week, while discussing the recent controversy surrounding the Academy Awards and this year’s lack of diversity on Fox & Friends, Dash stated, “We have to make up our minds. 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 added, “If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It’s a double standard.”
In response to Stacey’s comments, BET went on defense mode and reminded the Fox News contributor who put her on their hit show, The Game.
“Soooooo @realstaceyldash, can we get our check back… or nah?”
But in efforts to defend herself and her comments, Dash posted a blog post completely obliterating the network.
“Ever since I said THIS on Fox yesterday, Black Entertainment Television has been throwing shade,” she wrote. “They reminded me — and the rest of America — that I appeared on a show called The Game, which appeared on BET.”
“Well, here’s the thing. Thank you for reminding me, since most people have never heard of that show. Why? It’s on BET. Quick. Name the top shows on BET. Drawing a blank? I think I’ve made my point.”
Dash stated, “I’m thankful for all of the acting jobs I’ve had. But I look forward to the day when people don’t self-segregate based on skin color, while loudly complaining about a segregated society.”
“Oscars are awarded to the actors and actresses who excel… not the audience,” she wrote, after quoting Stephen Hill saying “It would be great if the Oscar nominees represented even closely the percentage of moviegoers who are of different ethnicities, but they don’t.”
She continued, “My problem goes back to the notion that every area of life needs to break down exactly according to demographic ratios except in those areas in which black people have decided they want to have their own space. I don’t have a problem with black people having their own space. I have a problem with the folks at BET absolutely freaking out when other institutions don’t match up to what they think is best.”
The Clueless star concluded by calling BET liars for lying to “American black people by telling them that the rest of America is racist, so stick close to your own kind. Anything that promotes segregation is bad!”
On Friday morning, BET took to Twitter to seemingly ignored Dash’s post, however, respond to recent comments made by Stacey’s ex, Ryan Prophet who stated that the actress’ “views on black culture & people of color as a whole are f*cking terrible.”
Sound off: What do you think of Dash’s comments?