It’s probably safe to say that at this point in her career, Stacey Dash doesn’t have as many fans as she might have when she was playing Dionne in the amazingly darling movie “Clueless,” back in the 90s. She was so much fun then, and she hasn’t really aged a day since. I adored her then, and I think that I would probably still like her if she simply kept a few things to herself and learned to filter. Don’t get me wrong; she’s a lovely woman who really needs to share her secret to looking exactly the same for more than two decades. She’s entitled to her opinion – and I’m not even saying she’s always wrong – but she’s just going about it the wrong, wrong, wrong way.
Perhaps she could think first and then speak. I like to think that if she was a bit more articulate and perhaps a bit more concerned with precisely how words come out of her mouth, she could come up with a far less offensive, hateful and just plain mean way of saying what she thinks. Or, she could even decide to stop providing her opinion about every single thing that ever happened in the history of life and just sit back and relax a bit. Or maybe she’s suffering from Tourette’s and she’s not come out with a diagnosis (I am NOT making fun of or degrading anyone who does suffer from this disease) because it sometimes sounds like she’s just throwing things out there left and right without any warning.
That said, we thought we’d update you – again – on some of the most outlandish, crazy, insane things she’s had to say as of late. Is she really as clueless as she comes across these days, or is she actually smarter than we are giving her credit for, always finding a way to get her name in the spotlight? What do you think?
“Get over yourself and get on with it,”
This is something she had to say about Jesse Williams, and it really makes little sense to us. She wants him to get over himself, but he has feelings and he spoke them. Who is she to tell him that his feelings are wrong in some way? He can believe what he wants to believe and feel what he wants to feel, but that doesn’t necessitate her telling him to get over himself. Perhaps she might want to get over herself from time to time. I mean, we all do.
“There shouldn’t be a Black History Month,”
Actually, I think that we should have more “insert different culture,” months. We should learn as much as we can about all history and all people and all cultures and everything that happened in history. It should be all history all the time month. Since, well, it’s all history, right?
“You’ve just seen the perfect example of a HOLLYWOOD plantation slave,”
I have no idea what this even means, but I’m pretty sure it’s not very nice or very intelligent or very articulate in any way. What the heck is a Hollywood plantation slave, anyway?
“That chip on the shoulders of people like you will weigh you down and keep you from flying free,”
This is in response to actor Jesse Williams’ speech in 2016 after he was presented with an award. She believes that his speech was nothing more than a way to make other people feel degraded and to make people angry and upset, and that it’s things like this that simply make the divide even greater. Again, we don’t know what she means by this exactly, and that’s probably the issue.
“I felt like Obama could give a sh-t. Excuse me, like he could care less,”
I mean…she’s right. That’s all I’m going to say about that.
“I didn’t get the memo that I didn’t have any rights,”
She had this to say about the gender gap, but it really does look bad now that her former divorce paperwork shows her ex supported her financially for many years following their split. It’s like she has the right idea, but the wrong way.
“Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future.”
Now, as a republican and someone who also agreed that voting for Obama was the worst idea ever, I can say that I don’t feel she is outrageous for saying this. We all have a candidate and we believe what we believe, especially as conservatives. But, I do have to throw out that when she said it wearing a red bikini posing in front of an American flag, I did feel that her endorsement lost a bit of its validity.
“Be a better negotiator,”
Now, she’s not wrong here. I get that women are not paid equally in comparison to men, but she does have a point. Perhaps women could speak up more, should speak up more and should stop settling for less. Do I think she said this correctly? No; she says it with the meaning that if women just negotiated, they’d be paid equally. They won’t in every case; but it doesn’t hurt.
“Minorities feels worthless. They’re uneducated.”
That just wasn’t every nice at all. Not all minorities are uneducated. For that matter, not everyone who falls into the non-minority category is educated. It’s a broad statement that was just too much.
“We have to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black,”
I know that people were super offended by this, but she makes a somewhat valid point. If we had an award show in which only white people were awarded and it was called the “White Entertainment Awards,” the world would lose its proverbial you-know-what. How about we stop labeling everything as a whole and just award the best of the best of the best in every industry? If you’re the best, you win; who cares what color you are?