Stacey Dash Speaks Out On 'Ludicrous' Oscar Boycott, Gets Slammed By BET

BET doesn't sound happy with Stacey Dash.

The network has responded to remarks the "Clueless" actress and Fox News Contributor made during an appearance on Wednesday's "Fox & Friends," during which she called the #OscarsSoWhite controversy "ludicrous" and suggested that African-American celebrations like Black History Month should be eliminated.

"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 said on the cable news show. "If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It's a double standard."

In a message shared on its Twitter and Instagram accounts, BET acknowledged Stacey's comments with a reminder that she had co-starred on one of its shows. 

???? Soooooo @realstaceyldash, can we get our check back... or nah? #Remember #YouWereOnTheGame #AndWeDontMeanTheRapper

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"Soooooo @realstaceyldash, can we get our check back... or nah?" the post read, captioning a screenshot of Stacey on BET's former comedy-drama series "The Game."

Adding, "#Remember#YouWereOnTheGame #AndWeDontMeanTheRapper."

The network's social media reaction also included a link to a photo gallery on its website, titled "Every Time Stacey Dash Proved She Was Clueless."

"She thinks there needs to be a white history month too, since, you know, our ancestors apparently fought for nothing," the most recent caption read. "Clueless indeed."

Stacey clarified her position further when "Fox & Friends" host Steve Doocy asked if she thinks there "shouldn't be a BET channel."

"No, I don't think so. No," she said. "Just like there shouldn't be a Black History Month. You know? We're Americans. Period. That's it." 

After her comments went viral, the TV personality backed up her stance in a personal blog entry.

"I’ve written about this before, but apparently people are going nuts over what I said on Outnumbered today," Stacey wrote.

"I'm not alone," she added, linking to a 2005 "60 Minutes" interview with Morgan Freeman in which he appears to share her sentiment.

"I don't want a Black History Month," the Oscar winner says in the clip, calling the tradition "ridiculous." "Black history is American history."

As previously reported on, stars like Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee recently declared their intentions to boycott this year’s Oscars after the Academy nominated only white actors for the second consecutive year.

"Is it time that people of color recognize how much power, influence, that we have amassed, that we no longer need to ask to be invited anywhere?" Jada said in a video posted to her Facebook page on Monday. "Maybe it's time that we recognize that if we love and respect and acknowledge ourselves in the way in which we are asking others to do, that that is the place of true power."

-- Erin Biglow

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