In an interview on FOX & Friends, the actress and FOX News contributor Stacey Dash blasted those outraged over the lack of diversity in this year?s list of Oscar nominees, calling Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith?s decision to boycott the Oscars ?ludicrous.?
According to a report, Dash said “We have to make up our minds. Either we want to have segregation or integration, and if we don’t want segregation, then 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.” “If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It’s a double standard.”
Dash also continued, “There shouldn’t be a Black History Month. We’re Americans, period. That’s it.”
As per report, Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy asked Dash, “Do you think there shouldn’t be a black history month because there isn’t a white history month?”
“Exactly, exactly,” Dash said nodding.
Director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith said that they would protest the Oscars because all of the acting nominees this year were white.
She also gave a proper reply to the criticism of Al Sharpton of the Oscars when he said “Hollywood is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher up you get the whiter it gets.”
“That’s not necessarily true. If it is then that needs to change,” Dash said. “What I find astounding is that we’ve had a president who is black in office for the past eight years who gets most of his funding from the liberal elite in Hollywood. Yet, there are not many roles for people of color. How can that be?”
The dull views of Dash have set fire before also. She was suspended by the cable news network last month for using profanities while criticizing President Obama, saying she “didn’t give a sh–” about one of his speeches.
BET released a statement explaining that since its inception the network has been a place where African-Americans “could consistently see themselves represented and celebrated.”
Debra Lee the CEO of BET Networks said in a statement “Through our award shows and programming we have recognized incredible talent that simply does not get recognized elsewhere”. “African American contributions to American culture are countless and we cannot and should not wait for anyone to acknowledge them.”
The network also tweeted at the actress asking her if it can get its paycheck back from her performance on the network’s series, “The Game.”