Actress Stacey Dash has changed her mind on Donald Trump and Fox News. The conservative correspondent was a headline magnet during her tenure at the network, but is having a change of heart these days and is trying to set the record straight and salvage her brand.
The Clueless star seems to be the opposite of that now as she appears very aware of how her work with the network portrayed her as an “Angry Black Woman” and crazy conservative.
She recently sat down with Daily Mail to discuss her drastic shift in opinion.
“I’ve lived my life being angry, which is what I was on Fox News. I was the angry, conservative, Black woman. And at that time in my life it was who I was,’ she said.”
“I realized in 2016 that anger is unsustainable and it will destroy you. I made a lot of mistakes because of that anger.There are things that I am sorry for. Things that I did say, that I should not have said them the way I said them. They were very arrogant and prideful and angry. And that’s who Stacey was, but that’s not who Stacey is now. Stacey’s someone who has compassion, empathy.”
She continued “God has forgiven me, how dare I not forgive someone else. I don’t want to be judged, so how dare I judge anyone else. So if anyone has ever felt that way about me, like I’ve judged, that I apologize for because that’s not who I am.”
For the past few years Dash has been involved in many disparaging headlines at the expense of people of color. The clueless actor compared actor, Jesse Williams to a Hollywood plantation slave after receiving his humanitarian award at the BET Awards.
“You’ve just seen the perfect example of a Hollywood plantation slave! Sorry, Mr. Williams. But the fact that you were standing onstage at those awards tells people you really don’t know what you’re talking about. Just spewing hate and anger.”
Back in 2016, the actress also called for BET and Black History Month to be canceled.
“Either we want to have segregation or integration,” said the actress, who is Bajan, African American and Mexican. “And if we don’t want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black. If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It’s a double standard.”
BET immediately clapped back with their own instagram post, calling the actress clueless.
We guess 20/20 is hindsight in 2021.