Chris Rock killed it in his opening monologue at the 2016 Academy Awards. He left the room in tears from laughter.
But the host then followed up this segment by leaving the room in total and utter confusion, as he returned from commercial break to introduce the "new director of our minority outreach program."
Enter… Stacey Dash?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
The former Clueless star and controversial Fox News contributor then walked on to the stage; cackled; and said:
"I cannot wait to help my people out. Happy Black History Month."
And then that was it. She exited the stage and some members of the audience clapped out of habit, while most were left befuddled.
Dash, of course, made news a few weeks ago when she questioned the existence of Black History Month.
She said on air that it contributed to a segregationist mindset and that, along with BET, it ought to be eliminated.
So now Rock decided to give her a platform to… what… make fun of herself? Even though she made the point with the utmost seriousness and never backed off of it?
And even though she didn’t say anything here that was really self-deprecating in any manner?
This was one of the stranger, more random and most awkward segments in awards show history. Heck, in television history.
Take a look at Dash’s cameo below and try to decide what the heck was going on here: