“Blackish” star Anthony Anderson came out swinging against Stacey Dash during the NAACP Image Awards.
“Everybody give a round of applause for Stacey Dash,” the host joked on Friday. “What the hell is she doing? Doesn’t she know that the Fox network is using her?”
“Baby, don’t let ‘em use you,” he continued. “Come back to the black people and get back to work on some of those beautiful C-movies that you used to do!”
Anderson also made several pointed jokes about the diversity in the audience, a not-so-thinly veiled reference to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.
“Look at all of these beautiful shades of people in the audience. Hollywood needs to know that this is what diversity is supposed to look like,” he said during his opening monologue. “I love seeing all these faces; black people working.”
“Everybody keeps saying it’s a comeback,” he added. “But hell, don’t call it a comeback — we’ve been here for years.”
He also addressed Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, who made waves when they announced a boycott of the Oscars.
“Will and Jada are in the audience tonight,” Anderson quipped. “Hell, they better be here after all this ish they started.”
As for Dash, she shot back at Anderson on Twitter on Friday night, saying, “Well it’s funny how woman who weighs 105 wet! Can get grown a– men to act like llittle girls! Haha.”