Whoopi Goldberg slams Stacey Dash on comments about BET and Black History Month
22 January 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Stacey Dash made some controversial comments on Wednesday about the BET and the Black History Month and Whoopi Goldberg as well as her “The View” co-hosts reacted to it.
According to reports, Dash appeared on “Fox and Friends” and she said that there should be no Black History Month or a network like BET because they are “double standard.” She added, “We have to make up our minds. Either we want to have segregation or integration. And if we don't want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards where you're only awarded if you're Black. If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It's a double standard.”
One of “The View” panelists, Sunny Hostin , was the first to talk about the topic. She said that Dash’s comments are hypocritical adding, “I just think it’s incredible that she would give up whatever values she had in the first place to pander to an audience that is sort of angry and scared of people that don’t look like that.” Hostin accused that Dash made the comments for the money.
Co-panelist Paula Faris also weighed in saying that the racial tensions are at an all-time high in the past two decades. Faris added that White History Month is celebrated every other month so Black History Month is present to spotlight on the past.
60-year-old Goldberg then chimed in saying, "[Black History Month is] not taught as it pertains to America. American history holds all of us — and [Dash] is right in that — but we're not all treated like Americans. And one of the reasons there is a BET is because networks wouldn't take a lot of the shows that have an all-black cast."
Dash is yet to comment on the statements about her and her thoughts regarding Black History Month and BET.