Stacey Dash Reveals That Her Family, Including Damon Dash, Turned Their Back On Her Because Of Her Political Views
Remember back in the day when everybody used to love Stacey Dash? Well, these days, the love has gone ever since the actress decided to be a very outspoken Conservative and harshly criticize everyone from President Obama to Beyoncé and Jay Z, Kanye West (whose “All Falls Down” video she starred in back in the day), Democrats, and black folks in general (we’re “uneducated” and “feel worthless” under President Obama, according to her). Dash’s opinions haven’t necessarily been embraced (except by Fox News, who she now is a contributor for), and she knows that. But who knew that they affected her relationships with her family and friends?
In an interview with The Edit to promote her upcoming book, There Goes My Social Life, Dash revealed that her family was the main group of people telling her to keep her extreme right-wing opinions to herself, and when she didn’t, they fell out. She says that she’s also lost some friends for
being so thirsty her political views:
Being told that she is a traitor to her race because she turned her back on Obama and urged to kill herself must have been upsetting. But it was the effect Dash’s defection had on her personal life that hurt her most. “My family and I have not spoken,” she says more quietly. “My cousin Damon and my brother [Darien, CEO of DME Interactive Holdings] 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. They felt that I should do certain things because I’m black.” She pauses. “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?”
Stacey and Dame definitely used to seem pretty close, so it’s a shame that her views have put a dent in her relationship with those she cares about. And that’s all I’m going to say about that…
But what do you think?