How BET Is Clapping Back at Stacey Dash

BET just gave Stacey Dash a pretty good reason for why they need to exist: they once employed her.

As you may know, the “Clueless” star and ageless wonder is in the news this week for criticizing fellow black performers’ complaints about the Oscars being way, way too white.

Stars like Jada Pinkett Smith have been loudly protesting the Academy’s decision not to include a single actor of color in nominations this year. But Stacey is on a one-woman indignation tour, saying that demanding recognition for black actors is totally retro. And echoing your most ignorant pseudo-intellectual college boyfriend, she also said the existence of Black History Month and BET perpetuates segregation.

The Fox News correspondent also asserted that “BET lies to American black people by telling them that the rest of America is racist.” That escalated quickly!

Anyway, BET fired back on Instagram with this post:

Yeah, that’s a photo of Stacey on “The Game” — a BET show that aired from 2009 to 2011. “Can we get our check back… or nah?” the Instagram innocently asks.

Stacey has since responded by saying it doesn’t matter that she was on BET since it’s not popular with mainstream America. From her Fox blog:

Well, here’s the thing.  Thank you for reminding me, since most people have never heard of that show.

Why?  It’s on BET.

Quick.  Name the top shows on BET.

Drawing a blank?

I think I’ve made my point.

Bb, come on — pointing out that no one has heard of the show you once starred on? That is not the way to make your point!

Meanwhile on its website, BET is airing out comments Stacey’s cousin, Damon Dash, recently made about the star. And they’re not good.

“I think Fox pays her to say that shit, that’s it,” he reportedly said. “I know how Fox is. You know how manipulative they are. I think they wanted her to do something that would invoke conversation and she did it. I’m quite sure it wasn’t done for free.”

At least Stacey’s getting that $$, but we wish she wouldn’t do it by reinforcing what the racist, Fox News-watching public thinks about Black History Month and the Oscars debate.

Meanwhile, we’ll be watching BET continue its gleeful full court press.

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