When Damon Dash revealed that Stacey Dash, his cousin, was going to be in his new movie Honor Up the internet giggled. People were surprised because she had taken it upon herself to get away from black culture entirely.
Jemele Hill, ESPN host and someone who is proud to represent #BlackGirlMagic, thought it was particularly funny. She tweeted, “Well, well, look who’s back. Running right back to a black audience after working overtime to shame black people daily on national television. Well done.”
Hill had more to say too. “I just find it really interesting Ms. Why Isn’t there a White History Month (yeah she said that) is constantly positioning herself with an audience she clearly despises, on some level.”
Hill knows what she is talking about when it comes to Dash’s opinions. Dash herself has always been outspoken and shared these thoughts on Fox News, even when she would be better off to stay quiet.
She’s called Maxine Waters a “buffoon,” commented that transgender people should use bushes for washrooms and even downplayed the importance of Black History Month by asking why there isn’t a White History Month.
That’s not all either. She has also referred to actor Jesse Williams as a “plantation slave” after he gave a speech when winning the 2016 BET Humanitarian Award.
Honor Up will be released in February, which is ironically Black History Month and though her cousin said she was involved in the film, Dash herself has denied being involved in the movie.
“I’m sorry that my cousin Damon Dash is using our family relationship to advertise his movie. I have no written contract with him or Kanye West’s company (who I have had no dealings with at all). No one is authorized to use my name or photograph for ‘Honor Up.’”
Well, well, look who’s back. Running right back to a black audience after working overtime to shame black people daily on national television. Well done. pic.twitter.com/7niuyjA3xm
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) December 7, 2017