As if, Stacey Dash.
Such is the response of millions of Americans after the former Clueless star and current Fox News contributor jumped in yesterday with her take on the 2016 Academy Awards nominations.
Because not a single person of color is up for any major category, stars such as Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee have said they will boycott the ceremony this year.
Asked on Fox and Friends Wednesday about the issue, Dash cited a "double standard" within the industry, explaining her point thusly:
"We can either have integration or segregation. If we don’t want segregation then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards].
"If it were the other way around we would be up in arms."
Some people might argue that the scarcity of African-Americans being nominated for what is universally recognized as the most prestigious awards ceremony in the world, is exactly why we do need the BET Awards.
BET itself, meanwhile, responded to Dash’s comments with a screenshot of her appearing on the network’s The Game, wriitn as a caption:
"Soooooo @REALStaceyDash can we get our check back… or nah?"
Game. Set. Match, BET, wouldn’t you say?
But Dash wasn’t finished.
The actress, who once said only bad girls get raped, thinks Black History Month doesn’t actually celebrate historical figures of color.
It simply acts as a vehicle for segregation.
"There shouldn’t be a Black History Month. We’re Americans. That’s it, period," Dash said.
After a dig at President Obama and the "Hollywood elites" who funded his campaign, Dash did get to the heart of the main issue here, asking:
"There are not very many roles for people of color. How can that be and why is it just now being addressed?"
What do you think of Dash’s "double standard" argument? Should we do away with Black History Month?