By Jessica Chasmar
The Washington Times
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
"Clueless" actress Stacey Dash is joining Fox News as a paid cultural commentator, but the move isn't going over well with black liberals who think she is being hijacked as the network's "token" black woman.
Miss Dash, who is also part Hispanic, quickly became a celebrity favorite among conservatives after she endorsed Mitt Romney for president in 2012. She received such a wave of racial criticism that then vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan personally called and thanked her for her courage.
The actress had been in talks for a couple of weeks with Fox News and finally decided on a deal, according to the Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday.
Miss Dash's move to the right-leaning network certainly didn't go unnoticed by many black Twitter users, who called her a "token" and a "turncoat."
"And how is Stacey Dash about to 'contribute' to Fox News like straight-to-DVD black cinema aint pay some of them bills..." wrote @eeshurheartout.
"Congrats on your new token!" wrote @mandyplz
"She truly thinks she's a white woman," wrote @ChampagneNii.
"Now every self hating black has a show on Fox News," wrote @funkdigital.
Regardless, Fox News' EVP of programming Bill Shine said the network is excited Miss Dash joining.
"Stacey is an engaging conversationalist whose distinctive viewpoints among her Hollywood peers have spawned national debates — we're pleased to have her join Fox News," he said, according to the Hollywood Reporter.