While many celebrities like Justin Timberlake and Samuel L. Jackson applauded the Grey's Anatomy star for his eloquence as he addressed racism and inequality in Hollywood during his 2016 BET Humanitarian Award acceptance speech, Stacy was far from impressed.
In a message posted online, she rants, "I've said it before and I'll say it again: BET is keeping racism and segregation alive and this past Sunday's awards show proves it. Particularly the speech given by Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams, whose tirade after receiving the 2016 BET Humanitarian Award for his black activism was nothing short of an attack on white people.
"You’ve just seen the perfect example of a HOLLYWOOD plantation slave! Sorry, Mr. Williams. But the fact that you were standing on that stage at THOSE awards tells people you really don’t know what your (sic) talking about. Just spewing hate and anger."
The actress-turned-political pundit was particularly angered by what Williams said about cultural appropriation, stating, "We've been floating this country on credit for centuries, and we're done watching and waiting while this invention called whiteness uses and abuses us, burying black people out of sight and out of mind while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment like oil, black gold, ghettoising and demeaning our creations, then stealing them, gentrifying our genius and then trying us on like costumes before discarding our bodies like rinds of strange fruit..."
She rages, "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 it's 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."
Dash concluded her missive by writing: "GET over yourself and get on with it!"
The Clueless star has made a name for herself of late with her outspoken thoughts - she upset gay rights advocates a few weeks ago by suggesting transgender people upset with laws in Mississippi and South Carolina banning them from public restrooms of their sex choice should relieve themselves in bushes.
She also lashed out at feminists, accusing them of ruining men.
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