Stacey Dash is pretty confident “black people rolled their eyes” when she stepped on the Oscars stage Sunday to awkwardly wish everyone a “happy Black History Month.”
The actress, best known for starring in 1995 comedy “Clueless” and saying things about stuff on Fox News, had a handy-dandy blog post prepared to explain who she was to the millions of people scratching their heads after she appeared on ABC’s telecast.
After five paragraphs giving a brief history of her life, her accomplishments, promoting her upcoming book that will give a longer history of her life, explaining her decision to vote for Mitt Romney in 2012, and recapping her anti-Black History Month stance, she finally got to “the joke.”
Yes, for clarification, the bit that got roughly zero laughs from the star-studded audience was supposed to be funny.
“When they added ME to increase the diversity, I’m sure many black people rolled their eyes. I’m not ‘black enough,’ they say,” Dash 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.”
“Yes, I’m the actress from the South Bronx who has always dreamed of winning an Oscar. But God has a great sense of humor and this is my first encounter with one of my dreams of destiny,” she continued. “Bringing diversity to Hollywood … not merely because of color, but politics as well. (After all, different colors of skin is an easy kind of diversity. Ideological diversity is much harder, because it forces everyone to come face to face with actual beliefs. Hollywood needs BOTH.)”
Watch the awkward moment, that Dash called “a beginning” at the conclusion of her blog post, below.