California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters apparently doesn’t have a fan in black conservative entertainer Stacey Dash. The actress and former Fox News contributor blasted the congresswoman for her speech Tuesday at BET’s “Black Girls Rock” event.
During her speech, Waters said, “If you come for me, I’m coming for you,” and called out “right-wing, ultra conservative, ‘alt-right’ haters.”
Waters went on to threaten President Donald Trump’s presidency once again. "Whether it’s the president of the United States of America or any of his Cabinet, we will say to them, ‘We will resist you, we will not allow you to damage this country in the way that you’re doing, we will not allow you to take us backwards.’ Not only will we resist you, we will impeach you, Mr. President."
Dash took to Twitter Thursday to rip Waters, calling the liberal firebrand a “corrupt media buffoon.” The response from the black community was not kind. In response to Waters’ speech, Dash wrote on Twitter, “This is how you spin a corrupt media buffoon sucking up her late in life 15 minutes,” and shared an article featuring Waters’ speech.
Replying to her own tweet, Dash added, “OK. I digress. I should not name call. She’s NOT A WARRIOR OF TRUTH.”
Immediately, insults calling Dash’s “blackness” into question surfaced, but she was prepared to fire back with her own comments.
Apparently addressing commentators in her Twitter feed, Dash hours later tweeted, “Calls for me to ‘be black, act black’ or ‘rejoin the black race’ are endemic of people blinded by the left strategy of self-segregation.”
In response to her cries of “self-segregation,” many Twitter users indicated that they didn’t want her to be part in the black race.
Several articles addressing Dash’s comments were written, addressing her comments about Waters, and boasted headlines like, “Sunken Place Skank Stacey Dash Came For Maxine Waters, Dragged To C**nsville,”Dear Stacey Dash: Go Sit Your A** Down Somewhere,” and from BET itself, who hosted the “Black Girls Rock” event, “Girl, Bye! Stacey Dash Calls Rep. Maxine Waters A ‘Buffoon’.”
Dash is no stranger to the conservative American movement. In 2014, she joined Fox News as a contributor for “cultural analysis and commentary.”
In 2015, Dash appeared on Fox’s “Outnumbered,” where she claimed that former President Barack Obama “didn’t give a s**t” about terrorism.” After Dash’s comments against the Democratic president went viral, she was suspended from the network for two weeks without pay.
Dash has also called for an end to Black History Month, a move that drew rampant criticism from both black and white critics.
Attacking BET, Dash defended her remarks and said, “We have to make up our minds. Either we want to have segregation or integration, and if we don’t want segregation, then we have to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black.”
Fox News in January announced that Dash’s contract with the network would not be renewed.
Dash began writing a blog on Patheos in May 2015, but has not updated it since April 2017.