Stacey Dash Says Kanye West Shouldn't Apologize For What He Believes In
The past few weeks have led to a good amount controversy over Kanye West, who stirred up the Twittersphere after a string of pro-Trump messages and slamming former President Barack Obama.
Coming to his defense is Stacey Dash, who faced her own share of backlash in 2012 after announcing that she supported Republican Mitt Romney as a presidential candidate instead of Obama.
"There is nothing more racist than telling someone what to believe based on the color of their skin. Hate groups organize their entire existence based on this principle," the actress wrote in a blog post on her website. "And the Democratic Party has been a hate group for a very long time, from the origins of the Democrat-run Ku Klux Klan to this very day, when they still tell black people what to believe and shut up those who disagree."
"It was taken for granted that black people should support Obama for being black, and that not doing so was somehow wrong. That’s the plantation mentality in a nutshell: no demands for real results, while settling on lofty words about the great compassion of a leader and assuming that he or she will do what’s right for the country, even if there is no evidence that’s actually happening."
She explained her own struggle of being "blacklisted" from many Hollywood companies after sharing her beliefs, calling out the media for writing "hit-pieces" against her and Chelsea Handler for calling her a "black white supremacist." She noted that controversy doesn't exist when a Democrat is involved: "Liberal Hollywood places people into categories according to racial stereotypes, requiring blacks to shuck and jive for them, perpetuating segregation and division. Identity politics are used to tell people which candidates to vote for, while justifying the existence of race-based awards shows and channels."
Dash ends her piece by praising the hip-hop mogul for sharing his opinion despite negativity. "Good for Kanye West for standing up to these people," she wrote.
Read the full post here.