The actress-turned-Fox News pundit — who recently waged a feud with BET — made a surprise appearance during the 88th annual Academy Awards, introduced by host Chris Rock as the “director of our new minority outreach program.”
Dash, literally cackling as she emerged from the wings, looked out to the audience and proclaimed, “I cannot wait to help my people out. Happy Black History Month!” Then, just as quickly as she appeared, she vanished into the shadows. Check it out:
Following the incident, a blog post appeared on Patheos.com, penned by Dash, explaining the “why” and “how” of it all. After reminding her readers that she recently spoke out against both Black History Month and the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, she added:
When they added ME to increase the diversity, I’m sure many black people rolled their eyes. I’m not “black enough,” they say. But guess what? I’ve heard that all my life. I would rather be a free thinking, black than a cookie cutter black who thinks – and votes – just like all my friends.
OK, so she doesn’t really explain the “how” or the “why,” but the blog post is still an interesting read. As we all make sense of what transpired on our televisions tonight, please enjoy Shonda Rhimes’ take on #Dashgate:
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