The decision sparks cries of “turncoat” and “bigot” on social media
It's official: Fox News Channel is diversifying its ranks.
The network has added “Clueless” alum Stacey Dash to its roster, making the actress/activist a contributor, Fox News’ executive vice president of programming Bill Shine said Wednesday.
Dash, an outspoken conservative who's voiced her political views on her Twitter account (including a scathing condemnation of Jay Z and Beyonce for their Cuba visit last year) — will offer cultural analysis and commentary across various daytime and primetime programs.
Shine praised Dash, who endorsed Republican candidate Mitt Romney via Twitter in the 2012 presidential election.
“Stacey is an engaging conversationalist whose distinctive viewpoints amongst her Hollywood peers have spawned national debates – we're pleased to have her join Fox News,” Shine said.
Some comments on Twitter, however, have been less laudatory since the hiring was announced.
@REALStaceyDash WOW! I used to like you so much. You have proven yourself mentally ill, especially now by joining FAUX News. Pathetic bigot.
– Patrick Wendling (@WarpedAuthor) May 28, 2014
“WOW! I used to like you so much. You have proven yourself mentally ill, especially now by joining FAUX News. Pathetic bigot,” one user tweeted at Dash.
Said another, “WOW. Turncoat ass bitch.”