Stacey Dash Says Jesse Williams Is a 'Hollywood Plantation Slave' After BET Awards Speech

Stacey Dash Says Jesse Williams Is a 'Hollywood Plantation Slave' After BET Awards Speech
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Stacey Dash is back at it with another bash. This time her victim is Jesse Williams.

In her most recent Patheos column, published Wednesday, Dash — the actress-turned-right-wing-commentator — railed against BET and Williams' inspiring Humanitarian Award acceptance speech. Williams' remarks, now viral, eloquently discussed the struggles of living under institutional racism and being black in America. 

After breaking apart Williams' speech, Dash called Williams the epitome of a "Hollywood plantation slave" and accused him of inciting hatred on white people.

"You've just seen the perfect example of a HOLLYWOOD plantation slave," Dash wrote. "Sorry, Mr. Williams. But the fact that you were standing on that stage at THOSE awards tells people you really don't know what you're talking about. Just spewing hate and anger."

Dash struggles with clarity throughout her post. She talks nonsensically about Williams' "cognitive dissidents" — she meant dissonance, by the way — and throws another jab at BET.

"Because you my man are just like everyone else hustling to get money," she added. "But your cognitive dissidents has you getting it from THAT BYSTANDER whom YOU DON'T NEED. Yes. BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION is WHITE OWNED."

Then Dash — who was once on BET's TV drama The Game — blames Williams for the oppression of black people by claiming that he lives in his own "psychological prison." She accuses entertainers like Williams and media companies like BET of perpetuating stereotypes of black people.

"That chip on the shoulders of people like you will weigh you down and keep you from flying free.  But true freedom is never free. You have to know how to fly. If anyone is making you feel this way its you. Living in a psychological prison of your own making. If anyone is GHETTO-IZING anyone, it's people like you letting the BETs and other media outlets portray us in stereotypes." 

And this is no isolated incident — Dash has gone after BET and black actors before. 

In January, Jada Pinkett Smith posted a video on her Facebook calling for an Oscar boycott since not a single actor of color was nominated for an Academy Award. A few days later on the Fox & Friends show, Dash called Pinkett Smith's boycott "ludicrous." She also claimed that BET engages in reverse racism and "segregation" since no white people have been nominated for their awards. 

"Because we have to make up our minds," she said. "Either we want to have segregation or integration. If we don't want segregation then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the [NAACP] Image Awards, where you are only awarded if you are black."

When Fox's Steve Doocey asked Dash if she thinks BET should exist, she went on to say that there shouldn't even be a Black History Month.

"No, just like there shouldn't be a Black History Month," she said. "You know, we're Americans. Period. That's it."

Then, BET swooped in for the best clapback of all time by a TV network:

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BET: 1. Stacey Dash: 0.

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Sarah A. Harvard

Sarah is a staff writer covering religion, race and politics. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Atlantic, Slate, The Huffington Post, TeenVogue, and VICE. Send tips and feedback: sharvard@mic.com

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