Monday 26 September 2016

'You sounded dumb' - Stacey Dash reads out mean tweets following her awkward Oscars cameo

Published 01/03/2016 | 10:27

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

Stacey Dash has filmed a video of herself reading out mean tweets sent to her following her awkward appearance on stage at Sunday night's Oscars.

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Host Chris Rock introduced the FOX News contributor as "the new director of our minority outreach program" which was a reference to the fact that Dash has spoken out about the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and boycott and questioned the celebration of Black History Month.

On stage she said, "Happy Black History Month" but the joke went above the heads of audience members and viewers at home.

Stars including Chrissy Teigen and The Weeknd were visibly unimpressed with Stacey's appearance.

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"I just walked off stage from the Oscars where I got no applause, no boos, nothing," she says in the video which was filmed backstage on Sunday night.

"People were, I think, awestruck. Which was a little disappointing. But I did it because I wanted to.  I stand in my position, and Chris asked me to do it and I love him and I support him."

She then read out mean tweets including "no one likes you", "you looked foolish and sounded dumb", and "You Sucked on the Oscars like you do on Fox News".

Another said, "I was hoping there was a trap door on stage and @REAL Stacey Dash would fall through".

"There are a lot of people who don't agree with me and have a lot of very mean things to say," she says.

"But here's the thing: I do what I want to do because I want to do it, and because I believe in it, and it has nothing to do with race. And I wish you would stop saying that. Everything I do is because I believe in it, and I believe we are all equal."

"I'm very happy about what I did and I'm proud of it," she added.

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