Stacey Dash’s Oscars appearance was bizarre and twitter let the ‘Clueless’ star know it.
Stacey Dash’s appearance during Sunday night’s Oscar ceremony may go down as one of the most cringe inducing moments in the history of the awards. Taking the stage to wish everyone a ‘Happy Black History Month’ no one quite knew what was going on or why Dash had even been invited. Now the actress turned Fox correspondent has released her own version of Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Mean Tweets’ segment, to show just how much hate she received following Sunday night.
"I just walked off the stage where I got no applause, no boos, people were, I think, awestruck, which was a little disappointing,” Dash began the video. "But you know, I did it because I wanted to, Chris asked me to do it and I love him and I support him.”
“And I think I should be the head of diversity for the Oscars, I think I'm the perfect person to do that. But the backlash was I got a bunch of mean tweets and I thought it would be a really good idea to read them to all of you so you can see what I face.”
Dash then began reading the tweets which included: ‘I was hoping there was a trap door on stage and @RealStaceyDash would fall through’, ‘You sucked on the Oscars like you do on Fox News. Pointless’ and then the harsh but direct ‘nobody likes you’.
"There are a lot of people who don't agree with me and have a lot of very mean things to say, which I will never live down,” Dash said after reading the hate. “But here's the thing. I do what I do because I want to do it, because I believe in it, it has nothing to do with race."
"I believe we are all equal. I don't feel inferior, nor do I feel superior. I'm very happy about what I did, and I'm proud of it.”
At Sunday night’s ceremony host Chris Rock jokingly introduced Dash as, “the director of our new minority outreach program.” "I cannot wait to help my people out," Dash then said onstage. "Happy Black History Month!”
Dash has been highly critical of the diversity debate which surrounded this year’s awards and in January she told Fox News that America should do away with the BET Awards and Black History Month.
“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 in January. “If it were the other way around, we’d be up in arms. It’s a double standard. There shouldn’t be a black history month. We’re Americans, period.”