Clueless actress and Fox News contributor Stacey Dash had a long stint as one of black Hollywood’s favorite sex symbols — until she opened up about her political views. Her support of the GOP and the unflinching way she’s defended them over the last few years has caused many of her fans to look at her differently. And it seems her family and music mogul cousin Dame Dash are no exception.
In an interview with Edit Magazine, she shares:
My family and I have not spoken. My cousin Damon and my brother [Darien, CEO of DME] were role models to me because they were great capitalists. Now we’re not really talking because they were the ones who told me to keep my mouth shut.
When I get hateful tweets, I just re-tweet them. And then my fans pile in and attack the haters while I sit back. They felt that I should do certain things because I’m black. Certain friends don’t speak to me any more either. But you know what? In the street I get [approached by] so many people of every color saying: ‘Thank you so much for standing up and being so brave.’ I thought it was time to have a black president and that it would unite us in such a profound way. But as a country, I don’t think we’ve been so divided since the Civil Rights Movement. I mean, isn’t it extraordinary that we are even discussing race in 2014?
It appears that Stacey is proud of her new reputation for going against the grain, and the criticism has only made her more staunch in her support of the GOP.
Grio fam, would you disown a family member for having radically different political views from you?
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