“We have to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards,” the actress and Fox News contributor saysFox News contributor Stacey Dash has dismissed outrage over Oscars diversity following the exclusion of any nominees of color in this year’s acting categories, and suggested that true integration of blacks in American society should mean the end of Black History Month.
“I think it’s ludicrous,” Dash said on Wednesday’s “Fox & Friends” when asked about the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.
“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, where you’re only awarded if you’re black,” she continued. “If it were the other way around, we’d be up in arms. It’s a double standard. There shouldn’t be a black history month. We’re Americans, period.”
“Exactly,” Dash said.
The “Clueless” actress did, however, point out there are not “very many roles for people of color” in Hollywood.
Dash advocated for “more diverse people” in the Academy, and ultimately seemed to side with the backlash she called “ludicrous” just minutes earlier.