“Who’s Stacey Dash?”
Gabrielle Union asked the one question I asked myself when Stacey Dash’s clueless statement went viral a few days ago.
Gabrielle Union “shaded” the actress in more ways than one when she was asked to comment on her (Stacey’s) oscar statement by reporters at the premier of the movie, Birth of a nation, at the Sundance Film Festival. She responded:
“Is she like related to Dame Dash? Was she on Roc-A-Fella?” Union joked. “I heard of a crazy lady once, but I don’t know what her name is.”
Gabrielle Union then countered Stacey Dash’s claim that “sectional” awards, and stations should be erased because they promote racial discrimination. She said;
If you don’t see yourself reflected in mainstream awards, you tend to create your own,” she said. “Until there is no longer a need for that, I celebrate the ALMAs [American Latino Media Arts Awards], the same way I celebrate the Country Music Awards, and the same way I celebrate the BET Awards and the Image Awards, which we’ll all be at in a couple of weeks. The more that we focus on inclusion and a true representation of this country, I think that crazy lady will have less to say.”
I know people tend to forget things easily. But I really don’t see “crazy lady” getting on our “good” books anytime soon.