Either a troll starved for attention or really worrisomely unwoke, Stacey Dash—who we should just go ahead and fossilize in our memories only as Dionne in Clueless—is saying some wack-ass shit again. Maybe she's mad that it's currently Black History Month, something she believes should be eradicated.
As you may have heard, a Michael Jackson movie is in the works and because #HollywoodSoWhite, white actor Joseph Fiennes has been cast to play the King of Pop. If this is your first time hearing about it, I'll let you digest that for a second. After some OBVIOUS BACKLASH (especially when talks of diversity issues in the industry are abundant), Fiennes responded that Jackson was "closer to my color than his original color" during the time the movie is set: right after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
If anyone supports this ridiculous casting choice, of course it's Ms. Stacey Dash, who wrote a take (and it's a take, let me tell you) on her blog. "I say, BRAVO!" she writes. "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." Uhhhhh. I don't know 'bout you Stacey but it feels very Caucasian-only to me???
She later writes, "This decision throws that white-only card out the window. They can’t look at black actors and say, 'Sorry this role is Caucasian-only.' Roles should not be dictated by race. 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."
Wait let me get this straight: Stacey Dash thinks casting a white person to play a black person is GOOD for diversity because that means roles are not dictated by race... *BRB I NEED ADVIL.* Wow, when's that all-white Straight Outta Compton remake happening?