Stacey Dash Called Jesse Williams’ BET Awards Speech An Attack On White People, Because Of Course She Did
In the latest installment of “oh god, Stacey Dash why are you still talking?! Please please stop!,” the former Clueless star took to her blog to complain about how black people are talking about racism. Dash criticized Jesse William’s acceptance speech at the BET Awards and the Black Lives Matter movement as a whole. In a series of misguided yet unsurprising statements, Dash claimed that BET is racist and that William’s Humanitarian Award acceptance speech was attacking white people.
For those doubting the level of Dash’s conviction regarding the oppression of white people by Williams and the BET network in general, her blog post is legitimately titled “Racist Speech At BET Awards Attacked White People,” and the leading sentence says: “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: BET is keeping racism and segregation alive and this past Sunday’s awards show proves it.”
It’s true — Dash has said it before, making past claims that BET lies to black people in order to keep segregation alive (because that makes sense), and luckily for those looking for a reason to jump in a cold lake, she’s here to say it again. In her blog post she hits all the go-to reverse racism touch points, even lamenting for Justin Timberlake who tweeted an #inspired response to William’s speech only to receive backlash for his complicit role in cultural appropriation and overall hypocrisy.
It’s hard, when reading or writing about Dash, to parse the line between piling someone who is obviously acting out in self-destructive ways and rightfully criticizing a woman who is abusing her platform and privilege at the expense of others.
Needless to say, she expressed serious disapproval for William’s outspoken speech even going so far as to claim he embodies the problem with racism in Hollywood, saying:
“GET over yourself and get on with it!
That chip on the shoulders of people like you will weigh you down and keep you from flying free. But true freedom is never free. You have to know how to fly. If anyone is making you feel this way its you. Living in a psychological prison of your own making. If anyone is GHETTO-IZING anyone, it’s people like you letting the BETs and other media outlets portray us in stereotypes.”
So, for those keeping track, being a correspondent for Fox News is a-OK, but making a speech about racial inequality and police brutality at a BET awards show is furthering segregation.
I’ll be over here the next few hours desperately gulping some tea while holding my tongue.