Fox News has fired Stacey Dash, and Twitter is celebrating the breaking news. Miss Dash was once known for her wacky comments and low budget straight to TV or DVD movies. However, in 2012, the Clueless actress surprised many in the African-American community when she publicly and forcefully came out in support of Barack Obama’s opponent, Mitt Romney. She was immediately hated by black people, who saw her as a traitor and was embraced by conservatives – especially those who were part of the Tea Party movement.
Dash was propelled into the political spotlight; she campaigned for the former Massachusetts governor and Paul Ryan. She wrote headline-making op-eds including the very memorable “Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future.” Her rise to fame peaked when Fox News hired her as a commentator.
While on the conservative cable network, the name Stacey Dash was synonymous with controversy and backlash. Some of the highlights of her career on Fox include blasting Jay Z and Beyoncé for traveling to Cuba with their families before Obama lifted the embargo. She slammed the gender-specific bathrooms law and supported Donald Trump’s decision to ban Muslims coming to America. She also called for Black History Month to be canceled and demanded that BET be dumped.
She said at the time: “We have to make up our minds. Either we want to have segregation or integration. Moreover, if we do not want segregation, then we need to 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.”
The reaction to Dash’s firing is epic on social media. Here are few tweets: “Stacey Dash lost her Fox contract, and suddenly that “career” of being the black who hates blacks isn’t gonna pay so well anymore.”
“Stacey Dash got fired from FOX? Tragic.”
“Stacey Dash is the perfect example of Karma”
“Before you laugh at Stacey Dash for losing her gig at Fox News, just remember this means she’s now available for a cabinet appointment.”
Dash has yet to comment on the news.