Stacey Dash is at it again. This time, she has taken to her blog in order to celebrate the casting of white British actor Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson, a casting decision which many have deemed controversial.
“I say, ‘BRAVO!'” Dash wrote on her Patheos blog. “I’m sick and tired of being told, ‘Sorry, Stacey, this is a Caucasian-only role.’ Counterintuitively, this decision by Hollywood – which looks like a diss to blacks – is actually what we’ve been saying all along: roles should NOT be based on color.”
Dash went on to compare the casting announcement to the casting of Hamilton, the widely popular Broadway play which portrays the American Founding Fathers as people of color.
“I don’t care about the race of the actors portraying historical figures and I can’t wait to see Joseph’s portrayal of Jackson,” she added. “It’ll be amazing as long as he plays himself truthfully and authentically.”
“Roles should not be dictated by race,” she insisted. “There’s no reason why the lead roles in Homeland, Veep, or Penny Dreadful have to be white (my favorite shows by the way). I want to see more of this diversity and thinking outside of the box with the equality that this designation entails – this is the right track.”