Stacey Dash has been making headlines everywhere in the last week after she said some pretty controversial statements regarding the celebrities who are boycotting the Oscar’s. The actress and Fox News host spoke on the boycott, stating that people of color must choose between integration or segregation, and even said that if black actors and actresses want to be included in the Oscar’s, they should get rid of the BET Awards. Gabrielle Union caught wind of her comments, and while at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, gave her quite the clap back.
Check out what Gabrielle Union said about Stacey Dash on the following pages.
Gabrielle’s clap back
Gabrielle did an interview with the Associate Press, where she told them, “Who’s that? Who’s Stacey Dash? Is she like related to Dame Dash? Was she on Roc-A-Fella? I heard of a crazy lady once, but I don’t know what her name is” she said. “If you don’t see yourself reflected in mainstream awards, you tend to create your own. Until there is no longer a need for that, I celebrate the ALMAs, the same way I celebrate the Country Music Awards, and the same way I celebrate the BET Awards and the Image Awards, which we’ll all be at in a couple of weeks. The more that we focus on inclusion and a true representation of this country, I think that crazy lady will have less to say.”
Stacey’s original comments
When speaking on the Oscar’s controversy, and the actors and actresses who were in an uproar about the lack of diversity, Stacey was not in agreement with the idea. She said, “I think it’s ludicrous. We have to make up our minds; either we want to have segregation or integration. If we don’t want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards, and the [NAACP] Image Awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black. If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It’s a double standard […] Just like there shouldn’t be a Black History Month. We’re American, that’s it.”