Stacey Dash has reversed her stance on Donald Trump and is stepping away from politics. The “Clueless” star and former Fox News host issued an official apology for her past offensive comments on Wednesday in an interview with DailyMailTV — but no one on Twitter is buying it.
Dash immediately started trending after her apology, in which she admitted “I’ve lived my life being angry, which is what I was on Fox News. I was the angry, conservative Black woman and at that time in my life, it was who I was. I realized in 2016 that anger is unsustainable and it will destroy you. I made a lot of mistakes because of that anger.”
Dash added “There are things that I am sorry for. Things that I did say, that I should not have said them the way I said them. They were very arrogant and prideful and angry. And that’s who Stacey was, but that’s not who Stacey is now. Stacey’s someone who has compassion, empathy.”
Reactions to her words were…lukewarm at best. For the most part, no one was having it.
I'm sorry, Stacey Dash… You are NOT invited back to the cookout. pic.twitter.com/8Ld3wdFzRN
— violue (@violue) March 11, 2021
Stacey Dash: "What people don't know is that I made a lot of mistakes."
Yea, gurl, we noticed. pic.twitter.com/R0IxwLijRt
— Artemis Lynne (@artemislynne) March 11, 2021
Stacey Dash: Take me back.
— Benjamin Bullock (@BenBulljive) March 11, 2021
Others took the moment to point out why exactly Dash may be apologizing for real.
Good morning to everyone except Stacey Dash, who's only apologizing now because both she AND trump are unemployed & unemployable.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) March 11, 2021
Stacey Dash when Trump was president vs Stacey Dash now pic.twitter.com/4s77F4r7vg
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) March 11, 2021
But for some, the easiest way to express their denial of her apology was through clips of moments in pop culture, from Kris Kardashian to Whoopi Goldberg.
Stacey Dash: Hey Guys I’m Back…
Black People: pic.twitter.com/1grx9pzWBZ
— A Blessing (@BLM_004) March 11, 2021
Stacey Dash: I want back in.
— Double L must Rock The Bells (@LoveThePuck) March 11, 2021
Stacey Dash showing up back at the cookout pic.twitter.com/dy2efdMduR
— Kevin Tolliver (@KevinTolliver1) March 11, 2021
Stacey Dash: Hey Guys Am Back…
Black Society: pic.twitter.com/y6n9yjYsGh
— MrTV_Mmekwa (@MmekwaMrtv) March 11, 2021
Check out more reactions below:
Stacey Dash: I apologize
Black Twitter: pic.twitter.com/iFw6Rw4hoY
— DavaStarr (@DavaStarr) March 11, 2021
I woke up seeing that Stacey Dash was trending, because she apologized to the Black Community. And wants to come back 🙄🤔
— Latrice Butts (@latricebutts) March 11, 2021
Stacey Dash trying to get Black to the cookout! pic.twitter.com/QoHeZ7ZYmu
— Huggy Lowdown (@HuggyLowdownDC) March 11, 2021
Stacey Dash is now sorry she associated herself with Trump, says she's struggling in Hollywood now.
— Veronica McDonald🗣 (@Purify_toast17) March 11, 2021