IF you watched the Oscars last night, you may have had one of those WTF moments when Stacey Dash showed up.
Dash, whose controversial comments about #OscarsSoWhite and Black History Month put her on the crap list of a lot of (black) folks, was called to the stage and weirdly wished the audience and viewers happy Black History Month before immediately leaving.
We think it was supposed to be a joke of some kind. We think.
Well, wonder no more, Dash, realizing that a lot of folks need to know what they saw, gave the answer to her little antic when she went to blog and published the following whether it makes sense or not.
Lucky for us, Dash gave us the story behind her random appearance in a post on her blog, which she published minutes after her big Oscars moment.
She introduced herself.
You might be watching the Oscars and wondering why someone named Stacey Dash just walked across the stage. (Why was that funny anyway?)
Explained why she’s “spoken out about a LOT of stuff that black people try to stuff down my throat.”
For example, I spoke out against Black History Month. ( Why should there be such a thing? Haven’t we had more than just one month’s worth of accomplishments? Here my thoughts HERE.) Plus, I spoke out against the #OscarsSoWhite controversy HERE. My take? We need to stop complaining about white people oppressing us, we shouldn’t boycott the Oscars, and we need to support Chris Rock the host.
And then told us why she was invited onstage (well, kinda).
Which brings me to the joke. When they added ME to increase the diversity, I’m sure many black people rolled their eyes. I’m not “black enough,” they say. But guess what? I’ve heard that all my life. I would rather be a free thinking, black than a cookie cutter black who thinks – and votes – just like all my friends.
And there you have. Thanks a lot Chris Rock and Academy.
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