Clueless actress turned conservative political commentator Stacey Dash said she has reconsidered her zealous support of former President Donald Trump, condemns the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol and is going to give President Joe Biden a chance.
“Being a supporter of Trump has put me in some kind of box that I don’t belong in. But he’s not the president. I’m going to give the president that we have right now a chance,” Dash said in an exclusive interview with DailyMailTV. “We have a new president,” she added.
Dash, 54, who made her name playing Dionne Davenport in the 1995 teen movie Clueless, worked as an on-air contributor at Fox News until 2016. During her time as a paid contributor, she sparked criticism when she said that there was no longer a need for award shows or television networks that honor the Black community.
Dash had also said she thought Black History Month should be abolished because there isn’t a white history month.
Dash was suspended from Fox for cursing on air while discussing a speech former President Barack Obama gave on terrorism. Her contract was subsequently not renewed.
People haven’t forgotten her dismissive remarks against her own community and even Twitter is on the back-end for a quick reminder of Dash’s behavior with theses memes:
Maybe she really is Clueless?
“I’ve lived my life being angry, which is what I was on Fox News. I was the angry, conservative, Black woman. And at that time in my life it was who I was,” Dash further said.
But, she said, “I’m not a victim of anyone. Working for Fox at the time, that was my job. I did my job from the place I was at. Stacey now would never work at Fox, would never work for a news network or be a news contributor.”
“There are things that I am sorry for. Things that I did say, that I should not have said them the way I said them. They were very arrogant and prideful and angry. And that’s who Stacey was, but that’s not who Stacey is now. Stacey’s someone who has compassion, empathy,” she continued.
In February 2018, the actress-turned-conservative political commentator filed paperwork to run for a congressional seat in Southern California but withdrew her bid a month later, telling Cosmopolitan magazine that holding an elected office would be “detrimental to the health and well-being of my family.”
In the very beginning of her run, Dash said on MSNBC that Trump was “absolutely right” when he said that there were “very fine people on both sides” at the deadly Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally.
We’re not ready just yet to go grab a meal with Stacey and discuss her favorite Public Enemy songs just yet.
SOURCE: NBC NEWS