lueless actress and Fox News contributor, Stacey Dash has been receiving a ton of backlash after she suggested that there no longer be a BET network and Black History Month, while addressing the current Oscar boycott. During a live broadcast of Fox & Friends earlier this week Dash said, “We have to make up our minds. Either we want to have segregation or integration and if we don’t want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards where you’re only awarded if you’re black,” she continued, “If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It’s a double standard.”
The BET network didn’t take to kindly to her words and slammed the actress on Instagram in a hilarious post reminding her that she had a reoccurring role their hit show, The Game and she could return her checks.
Now, Dash is firing back at the network in an open letter posted to her blog titled,”How BET Lies To Black People.”
Read more below.
“Ever since I said THIS on Fox yesterday, Black Entertainment Television has been throwing shade,” Stacey wrote in her blog post. “They reminded me — and the rest of America — that I appeared on a show called The Game, which appeared on BET.”
“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.I’m thankful for all of the acting jobs I’ve had. But I look forward to the day when people don’t self-segregate based on skin color, while loudly complaining about a segregated society.”
Stacey then went on to address the Oscars controversy again saying,
“Oscars are awarded to the actors and actresses who excel… not the audience. What’s next? Awarding $1 million to the guy sitting in his pajamas on the couch watching Survivor? Giving a blue ribbon to the kid who stayed home from field day? Giving a Nobel Peace Prize to a President who escalated wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? No, that would be unreasonable.”
Dash wraps up her commentary with this final thought, “BET lies to American black people by telling them that the rest of America is racist, so stick close to your own kind.They’re absolutely mortified that someone like me—an independent-thinking black woman—dares call their bluff.”
You can read the full letter here.