And the award for best actress in an empty-headed commentary goes to … Stacey Dash.
Snubbing black actors at the Oscars apparently isn’t enough for the “Clueless” co-star. She says get rid of BET and Black History Month, too.
The conservative clod weighed in on the Academy Awards diversity controversy, and managed to create a social media storm in the process.
Dash, appearing Wednesday on “Fox & Friends,” said calls to boycott next month’s award ceremony over the issue were “ludicrous.”
“We have to make up our minds,” she said. “Either we want to have segregation or integration. And 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.”
High-profile black leaders, including the Rev. Al Sharpton, have called for TV viewers to tune out the Feb. 28 Academy Awards telecast to protest the racial disparity.
Filmmaker Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Moore announced they wouldn’t attend or watch the broadcast.
Dash, who is black, doubled down on her stance when host Steve Doocy asked her to repeat her position.
“Just like there shouldn’t be a Black History Month. You know?” she said. “We’re Americans. Period. That’s it.”
Doocy then asked if she meant there “shouldn’t be a Black History Month because there isn’t a white history month?”
“Exactly. Exactly,” she responded.
Dash, who turned 49 Wednesday, was the top trending topic for hours on Twitter as she got blasted on social media.
“Kanye West gotta put Stacey Dash on another plane,” tweeted comedian Victor Pope Jr., a reference to a music video that ends with Dash getting on a plane, never to be seen again.
“Aww dang,” Hill said. “I loved you in ‘Clueless.’ I had no idea that you actually were.”
The network, from a separate Twitter account, reminded its followers that Dash had a recurring role on one of its popular shows, “The Game.”
“Soooooo @REALStaceyDash can we get our check back … or nah?” BET tweeted.
Dash is no stranger to alienating a large segment of the population.
Last month, Fox News suspended Dash for two weeks after she said on air that Obama didn’t “give a s—” about terrorism.
She famously referenced a Martin Luther King speech when she endorsed Mitt Romney over Barack Obama for president in 2012. A year earlier, the actress tweeted her support of Paula Deen, who was embroiled in a scandal over the use of the N-word at the time.
(Source Cowan: NY Daily News)