Sunday 21 January 2018

Clueless star and Fox News presenter Stacey Dash 'appalled' at Patricia Arquette's feminist Oscars speech

Patricia Arquette accepting the award for best supporting actress (AP)
Patricia Arquette accepting the award for best supporting actress (AP)
** EMBARGOED AT THE REQUEST OF THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS & SCIENCES FOR USE UPON CONCLUSION OF THE ACADEMY AWARDS TELECAST ** Patricia Arquette with the award for best actress in a supporting role for 'Boyhood', in the press room of the 87th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday February 23, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Oscars. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
(left to right) Winners of the Best Actor in a Supporting Role J.K. Simmons, Best Actress in a Supporting Role Patricia Arquette, Actress in a Leading Role Julianne Moore and Actor in a Leading Role Eddie Redmayne, in the press room of the 87th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 06: Actress Stacey Dash attends the Film Independent's Pre-Festival outdoor screening of "Clueless" held at L.A. LIVE on May 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 06: Stacey Dash attends the Film Independent's pre-festival outdoor screening of "Clueless" at L.A. LIVE on May 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)

Not everyone was moved by Patricia Arquette’s Oscars acceptance speech calling for equal pay for women across the US.

“It is our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America,” she urged the Hollywood crowd.

Even some women, it seems, who probably aren’t getting paid as much as their Fox and Friends male co-presenters for panning the plea in the first place.

Read more: Here’s why everyone is talking about Patricia Arquette’s womens’ rights speech

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 06: Stacey Dash attends the Film Independent's pre-festival outdoor screening of
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 06: Stacey Dash attends the Film Independent's pre-festival outdoor screening of "Clueless" at L.A. LIVE on May 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)

Clueless actress turned conservative pundit Stacey Dash “was appalled” by Arquette’s winning words.

“I couldn't believe it,” she said discussing the awards on the talk show on Monday.

“First of all, Patricia Arquette needs to do her history,” she continued.

 

“In 1963, Kennedy passed an equal pay law. It's still in effect. I didn't get the memo that I didn't have any rights.”

She went on: “And then everyone else [at the Oscars]...I agree with Mr. Trump. I miss the glamour, the elegance, the class, the majesty of the Oscars. You know, I'm an actress, I've dreamed about it my whole life and it just seems to be going away.”

“It's time for all the women in America and all the men who love women and all the gay people and all the people of colour that we’ve fought for, to fight for us now,” she said.

Many pointed out the irony of a wealthy white woman begging people who are often worse off in society to help her out.

In the United States and the UK alike, white women are likely to earn more than most minority ethnic groups.

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