Friday 2 December 2016

Stacey Dash provides most awkward Oscars moment, prompting another classic cringe from Chrissy Teigen

Published 29/02/2016 | 08:30

Chrissy Teigen's Oscar cringe
Chrissy Teigen's Oscar cringe

Whether it's an OTT acceptance speech (we're looking at you Gwyneth) or a stumble (poor Jennifer Lawrence), somebody must carry the baton of most cringeworthy moment at the Oscars every year.

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And this year the award goes to Stacey Dash, the former Clueless actress who has been very vocal in her criticism of Black History Month and the #OscarsSoSwhite boycott.

Presenter Chris Rock introduced Dash to the stage to wish the audience a "happy Black History month" but the cameo feel spectacularly flat.

"The Academy has taken steps to fix this problem," said Rock of the lack of diversity.

Actress Stacey Dash performs a comedy bit about Black History Month at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 28, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Actress Stacey Dash performs a comedy bit about Black History Month at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 28, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

"That is why it is my honor to introduce the new director of our minority outreach program.  Please welcome, Miss Stacey Dash."

The actress then appeared on stage and said, "I cannot wait to help my people out! Happy Black History month. Thank you."

One audience member who was not impressed was Chrissy Teigen, who could be seen cringing at the gag.

She even reiterated on Twitter that her spectacular cringe was targeted at Dash and not Sarah Silverman who appeared on stage afterwards, and her husband John Legend took to Twitter to say the same.

Chrissy Teigen's Oscar cringe
Chrissy Teigen's Oscar cringe

"I was making the face from the Stacey Dash moment ahhhhhhh not Sarah!" she wrote.

The Weeknd also seemed to be unimpressed by Dash's brief appearance.

The moment was a minor blip in the evening, which was dominated early on by Chris Rock's monologue on racism in Hollywood.

It's not the first time Chrissy's expressive face has gone viral. Her reaction to Legend winning at the 2015 Golden Globes was also priceless.

Chrissy Teigen's Golden Globes cry face
Chrissy Teigen's Golden Globes cry face

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