Slam! Wham! Bam!
The ladies of The View came out swinging today when the hot topic of Stacey Dash was brought up.
The Fox News contributor stirred a great deal of controversy on Wednesday when she cited a "double standard" upon criticizing anyone who would boycott this year's Oscars over its lack of diverse nominees.
Dash went on to call for the end of Black History Month and of the network BET because they feed into a segregation-based mindset, she argued.
The View co-host Sunny Hostin was first to jump all over Dash for taking this point of view.
"I think it’s the height of hypocrisy that Stacey Dash would say that there should be no BET when she had a recurring role on the BET series The Game," Hoston said, something BET itself pointed out in a pretty awesome Tweet yesterday.
"I just think it’s incredible that she would give up whatever values she had in the first place to pander to an audience that is sort of angry and scared of people that don’t look like that," Hostin added.
"[Dash] is doing it for the dollar. When you compromise your values for money, you know who you are."
Ouch. Pretty harsh words, huh?
Paula Faris then tried to play Devil’s Advocate, stating that “racial tensions are at an all-time high,” and perhaps BET is creating a “divide” among people.
"[Black History Month is] not taught as it pertains to America. American history holds all of us - and [Dash] is right in that - but we're not all treated like Americans," she said.
"And one of the reasons there is a BET is because networks wouldn't take a lot of the shows that have an all-black cast."
Check out the full exchange here and weigh in with your... well... view.