While certain moments from the 2016 Academy Awards left us crying and/or cheering, one moment left the television universe in absolute befuddlement.
Early on in the ceremony, Stacey Dash was dubbed the "director of our minority outreach program" by host Chris Rock.
The former actress and current Fox News contributor than walked out on stage, gave some kind of maniacal laugh and simple said:
"I cannot wait to help my people out. Happy Black History Month."
No one in the audience laughed.
But everyone in the theater and everyone watching at home wondered the same thing:
What the heck was Dash doing there?!?
This is the same Stacey Dash who recently slammed the controversy over no African-Americans getting nominated for any acting awards at the Oscars… while campaigning against Black History Month and BET.
It would have been one thing if Dash made some kind of joke at her own expense.
But she didn’t do anything of note or or humor at the event. She just came out, uttered two sentences and walked away.
Following the incident, Dash took to Patheos.com to explain the “Why” and “How” of it all of her very odd cameo.
After reminding readers that she recently spoke out against both Black History Month and the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, Dash added:
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.
That statement doesn’t really strike us as an explanation for "Why" or for "How."
But it does jibe with the confusion of the entire thing. So we guess it makes sense in that regard.
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