Watch out, Stacey Dash; the women of “The View” have you in their crosshairs.
Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and their cohorts took aim at actress and Fox News contributor Dash, who on Wednesday opined that there should not be a BET or, for that matter, a Black History Month, during Thursday’s episode of the ABC talk show.
Guest panelist Sunny Hostin fired at Dash with both barrels, accusing her of committing “the height of hypocrisy.
“I think it’s the height of hypocrisy that Stacey Dash would say that there should be no BET when she had a recurring role on” the BET series “
Hostin went on to point out that Dash was a presenter at the NAACP awards, and had been on the cover of numerous black-oriented magazines.
“I just think it’s incredible that she would give up whatever values she had in the first place to pander to an audience that is sort of angry and scared of people that don’t look like that,” Hostin offered. “She is doing it for the dollar. When you compromise your values for money, you know who you are.”
Paula Faris suggested that there might be a valid point lurking somewhere in Dash’s comments.
“Racial tensions are at an all-time high in the last 20 years,” Faris offered. “You have to look, is it subconsciously, whether we realize it or not, creating a divide amongst us in pitting one group against the next?”
“I’m going to pose a question to you: What do you know about black history?” Goldberg fired back at Faris. “The thing is, it’s not taught … American history holds all of us, and [Dash is] right in that. Yes, we are all Americans, but we’re not all treated like Americans. and one of the reasons that there is a BET is because networks wouldn’t take a lot of the shows that have an all-black cast.
“Unfortunately, we need things like BET,” Goldberg added.