Did you catch the 2016 Oscars last night? Stacey Dash made an appearance and even poked fun at the African-American community by bringing up Black History Month.
Stacey Dash Describes Oscar Appearance As One Of Her Dreams Of Destiny
One of the most awkward moments of the 88th Annual Academy Awards had to be when Stacey Dash was introduced as the director of the minority outreach program — most of the audience simply stared, completely clueless about why it was supposed to be funny that she was wishing everyone a Happy Black History month.
So of course Stacey decided to seize the moment by blogging about it.
Stacey wrote how she was born in the South Bronx, became an actress in Hollywood when she starred in ‘Clueless’ and then turned her world upside down by voting for Mitt Romney:
Well, black people should support black candidates, I was told. But I’m not one to be told what to do. No matter my skin color, I was going to vote for the best candidate. Since I was blamed, mocked, and ridiculed in the press over supporting a Republican, I’ve spoken out about a LOT of stuff that black people try to stuff down my throat.
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?) Plus, I spoke out against the #OscarsSoWhite controversy . 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.
This is actually a pretty accurate description, except Stacey wasn’t nearly so coherent about WHY she wanted to ban Black History month when she first said it.
What’s probably funnier than the actual Oscars joke is that Stacey is so excited about her appearance at the Academy Awards that it doesn’t matter in the least that she’s the butt of the joke:
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.
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.
Do you think Chris Rock only created a bigger monster by bringing Stacey Dash on stage?