Nothing like adding to an already awkward moment with…an awkward postpartum essay.
Last night at the Oscars, host Chris Rock introduced Stacy Dash as the “new director” of the Academy’s “minority outreach program.” She said: “I cannot wait to help my people out. Happy Black History Month!” Twirled around smiling and GTFO.
Though most of the bits during the Oscars went off well, this definitely wasn’t one of them.
And then, she wrote a follow up blog post in…you guessed it, Patheos. And yes, it’s the same site that often host Bristol Palin’s tirades. Here are the highlights:
Which brings me to the joke. When they added ME to increase the diversity, I’m sure many black people rolled their eyes. I’m not “black enough,” they say. 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. 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.)
Um, still not sure why this is a “joke,” and that a conservative belief system is a “minority.” It’s just kind of confusing and sensational- like watching a glittery car wreck on the 405.
What did YOU think of Stacey Dash at the Oscars?