Stacey Dash’s appearance makes for uncomfortable Oscar moment

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Audiences watching the 88th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 28) night were still laughing from host Chris Rock’s opening monologue when things took an unexpected turn.

Building off the Oscars need for more diversity, Rock introduced the “New Director for Minority Outreach,” followed by Stacey Dash taking the stage to wish everyone a “Happy Black History Month!”

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Yes, the same Dash who recently called for getting rid of networks like BET, as well as the BET and NAACP Image Awards, where “you’re only awarded if you’re black.” The former “Clueless” actress, current FOX News commentator has also called for the elimination of Black History Month, explaining, “Either we want to have segregation or integration.”

Even Dash appeared to not be in on the joke, tweeting afterwards: “Who is Stacey Dash” and why did I just walk across the #Oscar stage?” while linking to a confusing blog post, where she tries to explain: “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.”

Twitter was not impressed.

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  • Gennie Rahl

    It was only uncomfortable if you watched it. Which most people didn’t. The show only managed a 23.1/37 share in metered market results. Down 8% over last year, and the third least-watched show in over a decade.
    Glitz and glamour is no longer enough, and hopefully Hollywood gets this through their thick, over-inflated heads while they still have a chance to salvage their place as a seat of the industry. If they do not can the politicization of entertainment, and provide films with genuinely broad appeal and solid talent in terms of both acting and original screenplay writing, they better get used to the decline of the American cinema, and the decline of the support of the American viewer. There are just too many other film-making entities popping up all over the world who ARE making quality films for Hollywood to compete on its own terms anymore. They must adapt, or they will become obsolete.