Stacey Dash Responds to Twitter Backlash for Supporting Mitt Romney on “Piers Morgan Tonight”
Dash has been on many headlines since she took to social media, using Twitter to support and endorse Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Dash is best known for playing the role of Dionne in the 1995 sitcom, “Clueless”. More recently, Dash played the role of Valerie “Val” Stokes on VH1′s “Single Ladies”.
While on “Piers Morgan Tonight”, the actress talked about why she was endorsing Mitt Romney:
“I would say because of the state of the country, and I want the next four years to be different. I believe him…I watched him, the Governor and his wife, on ‘Meet The Press.’…They spoke to me, they seemed authentic and genuine.”
After endorsing Romney on Twitter, the 46 year old actress received a lot of negative feedback with a lot of the negative feedback focusing on her race and gender.
She told Piers Morgan,
“The fury, I really don’t understand the fury. I don’t understand it. I don’t get it…I was shocked, saddened. Not angry. Saddened and really shocked. But you know what, you can’t expect everyone to agree with you.”
A lot of the negative feedback that Dash got was based on her being African American as well as being a female. Considering that she is African American, many of her followers on Twitter accused her of being a “sell out” for not supporting President Obama. Also, because President Obama has taken a stand for women in this election, some of Dash’s women followers were also critical of her supporting Romney and not Obama.