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Stacey Dash Breaks Down Her Oscars Surprise With Equally Out Of Touch Statement

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Was it a joke? A statement? Was she in on it? Or was she clueless? Zingggg

When Stacey Dash took center stage at the Oscars Sunday night as the ceremony's new "Director of the Minority Outreach Program" (gulp), a general wave of "WTF?" and "Who?" swept over the Dolby Theatre. 

After her controversial remarks about Black History Month on "Fox & Friends" last month, Dash was the last person we ever expected to appear at the award show, which was acutely in tune with the lack of nominations for people of color this and every year. Seriously, it would have been less surprising if Kanye West had crashed the ceremony dressed head-to-toe in Nike to give Marc Zuckerberg a lap dance. 53 million dollars doesn't grow on trees, OK? 


The "Clueless" actress, milking these 15 minutes for all their worth, released a blog post on Sunday explaining why she was included in the ceremony and her stance on the state of black actors in Hollywood today. 

"We need to stop complaining about white people oppressing us, we shouldn’t boycott the Oscars, and we need to support Chris Rock the host," she wrote on her website.

"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," Dash continued. "I would rather be a free thinking, black than a cookie cutter black who thinks -- and votes -- just like all my friends."

 Ugh, you know Fox is eating this up like: 

Before ending the post with a "nice to meet you," the 49-year-old revealed that attending the Oscars has always a long time dream of hers. 

"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," she wrote.

"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)," she added.

You're right, Stacey. God does have a sense of humor. We hope you do too, when Trump crashes and burns come election time. Bye now. 

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