Hollywood actress Stacey Dash has stepped forward to speak out on the backlash she has received since calling for an end to the BET Network this week.
In a lengthy blog post Thursday (January 21), Dash went in on BET for publicly trying to embarrass her.
“Ever since I said THIS on Fox yesterday, Black Entertainment Television has been throwing shade. They reminded me — and the rest of America — that I appeared on a show called The Game, which appeared on BET. “Soooooo @realstaceyldash, can we get our check back… or nah?” the Instagram caption read. “#Remember #YouWereOnTheGame #AndWeDontMeanTheRapper.” Well, here’s the thing. Thank you for reminding me, since most people have never heard of that show. Why? It’s on BET. Quick. Name the top shows on BET. Drawing a blank? I think I’ve made my point. (Patheos)
Stacey also explained her biggest issue with the African American-targeted network.
BET lies to American black people by telling them that the rest of America is racist, so stick close to your own kind. Anything that promotes segregation is bad! And they’re absolutely mortified that someone like me — an independent-thinking black woman — dares call their bluff. (Patheos)
The BET network joined in on Dash’s viral celebrity responses by addressing her on Instagram this week.
In a new Fox News segment, Stacey went to the extreme by saying pro-black awards shows like the BET Awards should be eliminated.
“I think it’s ludicrous. 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 we’re you’re only rewarded if you’re black. If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms, it’s a double standard – there shouldn’t be a Black History Month. We’re Americans. Period.” (Fox News)