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Stacey Dash created quite a stir when she announced her support for Mitt Romney on Twitter. Many black people lambasted her, calling her a traitor, while others said Dash was just trying to get a bit of attention now that her career is fledgling.
In an interview with The Grio, Vivica A. Fox added her two cents, saying that she doesn’t really get the point of Dash’s endorsement of Romney.
“I don’t know why she [Stacey Dash] had to do a photo shoot in a Baywatch red swimsuit with the boobs and the whole flag behind her,” Fox said. “And she doesn’t have a job or something to promote right now. I just didn’t get it. She’s entitled to her own opinion but it was just surprising that first of all she was a Republican, and that she did it the way that she did. Most politicians when you support them, you try to support them with class, you don’t need to do a swimsuit shoot.”
Fox is right in the sense that Dash’s endorsement wasn’t exactly classy. In fact, some people would call the way Dash endorsed Romney a bit tawdry. I’m sure Team Romney would’ve been happy to have Dash say a few words on their behalf at youth events, so why just throw it out there? Why pose in a swimsuit and tweet the endorsement?
Fox went a little hard on Dash, but in the end, she does make a good point.