Last week, actress and Fox News contributor Stacy Dash came under heavy fire after she blasted the Black Entertainment Channel (BET) for promoting segregation, but she’s refusing to back down despite enormous amounts of hate. The “independent-thinking black woman” fired back at her critics with a scathing retort, and it’s sure to make progressive heads explode.
For those unaware, Dash appeared on Fox News’ Fox and Friends Wednesday and offered her opinion on the #OscarsSoWhite nontroversy, where she stated that she believes that things like BET, Black History Month, and other racially-defined things only serve to deepen the divide in our country. Naturally, there was swift and fierce backlash, but Dash wasn’t fazed by it – at all.
“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,” Dash said during the interview, according to CNN. “If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It’s a double standard.”
As I said, the comments sparked a controversy of their own, and Dash was lambasted by the left for being an “Uncle Tom,” of sorts. People even went as far as to remind her that one of her first roles as an actress was on BET’s show The Game, but her response to it all couldn’t have been better, according to TheBlaze.
In a blistering blog post titled “How BET Lies to Black People,” Dash absolutely went off on her critics. The post began:
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.
Ouch. Although while Dash blasted her critics, she did express sincere gratitude for the roles she’s had as an actress, including BET’s role. However, she made sure to maintain her position that she’s looking forward to when we as a nation “don’t self-segregate based on skin color, while loudly complaining about a segregated society.”
Her post also included a shot at BET executive Stephen Hill, who said he believes that the Oscars should reflect the percentages of moviegoers from all ethnicities, rather than be given based upon the merits of the actresses and actors.
“Oscars are awarded to the actors and actresses who excel … not the audience,” Dash wrote in response. “BET lies 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! And they’re absolutely mortified that someone like me — an independent-thinking black woman — dares call their bluff.”
Indeed they are, and it’s evident anytime Stacey, or someone with similar views, stands up for what’s right instead of what’s pushed in the progressive agenda.