UPDATE (2/28, 11:07 PM EST): “Clueless” star and regular Fox News talking head Stacey Dash has posted a blog about her much-talked-about appearance at tonight's Oscars, which sent up her controversial comments on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, including a call for both Black History Month and the cable network BET to be abolished. Here's a portion of her statement (via The Wrap):
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.)
I'm still processing this, but…here's Stacey Dash, the “new director” of the Academy's “Minority Outreach Program” (context). Unnerving, uncomfortable, unforgettable and completely insane; this is one Oscar moment we will never forget, even if we want to.