During the Oscars last night, viewers were stunned when Fox News contributor Stacey Dash appeared onstage in a joke that fell very flat.
According to NBC News, host Chris Rock introduced Dash as the “new director” of the Academy’s “minority outreach program.”
“I cannot wait to help my people out,” Dash announced to a confused audience. “Happy Black History Month!”
Twitter immediately exploded with anti-Dash tweets.
Shortly after her Oscars appearance, Dash defended herself in a blog post.
“When they added ME to increase the diversity, I’m sure many black people rolled their eyes. I’m not ‘black enough,’ they say,” she wrote. “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.”
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