Safe to say Stacey Dash was not a big fan of Jesse Williams’ impassioned, viral speech at the BET Awards last weekend. At all.
Dash called Williams racist ... and didn't stop there.
“You’ve just seen the perfect example of a HOLLYWOOD plantation slave!” Dash wrote on her blog, excoriating the actor's remarks.
“Sorry, Mr. Williams. But the fact that you were on that stage at THOSE awards tells people you really don’t know what you’re talking about."
"Just spewing hate and anger.”
Williams stars on Grey's Anatomy and is also the executive producer of the documentary Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement.
At the BET Awards, he delivered a poignant, and at times pointed, speech about the still-prevailing racism in today’s volatile society.
Citing examples of police brutality and invoking images of slavery as well as the Black Lives Matter movement, Williams earned raves.
"We’re done watching and waiting while this invention called whiteness uses and abuses us, burying black people out of sight and out of mind."
"Extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment … ghettoizing and demeaning our creations, then stealing them, gentrifying our genius."
Accepting his humanitarian award, Williams added, “The thing is, though, just because we’re magic, doesn’t mean we’re not real."
Dash, however, saw it a bit differently.
From her standpoint, Williams’ speech was divisive rhetoric, another obstacle keeping America from coming together as a united nation.
“That chip on the shoulders of people like you will weigh you down and keep you from flying free,” she wrote. “But true freedom is never free."
"You have to know how to fly. If anyone is making you feel this way its you. Living in a psychological prison of your own making."
"If anyone is GHETTO-IZING anyone, it’s people like you letting the BETs and other media outlets portray us in stereotypes.”
Her beef with the network is ongoing.
During last winter's #OscarsSoWhite controversy, Dash stated on Fox & Friends that she couldn't grasp why BET still existed.
“I think it’s ludicrous,” the 49-year-old said. “We have to make up our minds. Either we want to have segregation or integration."
Dash says it's all a double standard:
"If we don’t want segregation, then we have to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black."
Dash also incurred the wrath of Twitter for comments about Prince not being a black artist, so in certain situations she really is clueless.