Yesterday, Thursday, December 7th, Stacey Dash distanced herself from her cousin, Damon Dash, as well as Kanye West after their film together allegedly used her likeness for purposes of promotion. The Clueless actress – who has worked as a conservative commentariat – reportedly filed a lawsuit to have herself removed from the movie.
On her Twitter feed, Dash wrote, “I’m sorry that my cousin Damon Dash is using our family relationship to advertise his movie.” Stacey stated that she has no business relationship with him or Kanye West’s company either.
I’m sorry that my cousin Damon Dash is using our family relationship to advertise his movie. I have no written contract with him or Kanye West’s company (who I have had no dealings with at all). No one is authorized to use my name or photograph for “Honor Up.”
— Stacey Dash (@REALStaceyDash) December 7, 2017
Dash explained that no one is allowed to use her name or a picture of her for the movie, Honor Up.
In the past, Dash has been vocal in her critique of Black History Month as well as the BET Awards, which she thinks are counter-productive, and actually, do not promote “diverse perspectives” or representing the “voice of the voiceless.”
During a discussion with hosts of Fox & Friends, Dash said the African-American community has to make their decision. Either they have “segregation or integration.”
The former actress stated if integration is desired than BET, the BET Awards, and the Image Awards are not needed.
In a report from BET.com, Dash is allegedly a Trump supporter and was ironically let go from her working relationship with Fox News at the beginning of the year.
And while Dash may have a point, regarding the counter-productivity of having an all-black or black-only program, it’s true that the media representation of minorities is typically not sufficient.
For example, if one were to wander over to Us Weekly, it’s apparent that the vast majority of reports center on Caucasian people.
However, black people are around 15% of the US population, so perhaps it makes sense for media reports to only have 15% news stories centered around black people. On the other hand, who would enforce such a rule? This may be an infringement on the rights of the individual as well as private businesses.