Many people remember American actress Stacey Dash from her role as Dionne, the stylish Valley Girl bestie from the 1995 Alicia Silverstone teen comedy Clueless. However, since the film, she has become a former Fox News contributor; a transphobic, Trump-supporting California Republican congressional candidate and, according to a recent MSNBC News interview, someone who is not here to “judge the hearts” of neo-Nazis. Awwww!
In a recent MSNBC interview, Dash said that Trump was right to blame both sides for violence that erupted during a 2017 neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. She added she’s not here to judge neo-Nazis because she doesn’t know their hearts.
Neo-Nazis want to gas Jews and deport people of color to create a white ethno-state. That’s what in their hearts, by the way.
Dash has continued her acting career since Clueless, appearing in such films as the 2014 drama Lap Dance and the 2016 TV sci-fi B-movie Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. In 2006, she also posed nude for Playboy magazine and launched a lingerie line called Letters of Marque. Though Dash voted for Democrat Barack Obama in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election, in 2012, she changed her party affiliation to Republican.
Explaining her change, she said:
The four years after I voted for Obama. I really started paying attention to politics and how it directly relates to my everyday life…. I wasn’t happy with what was going on, so in 2012 … I realized that I am a Republican. First of all, I am a capitalist, but second of all, I am a Republican.
Dash became a Fox news contributor for “cultural analysis and commentary” in May 2014 and was suspended for two weeks without pay after saying on Dec. 7, 2015 that President Obama “doesn’t give a shit about terrorism.” Fox decided not to renew her contract in January 2017.
In a June 2016 interview, Dash said that transgender people were impinging on her rights by wanting to use bathrooms matching their gender identity. She said, “OK, then go in the bushes…. I’m not gonna put my child’s life at risk because you want to change a law,” implying that trans people are child rapists.
That same year she said there shouldn’t be a Black History Month.