Somewhere around the presidential election of 2012, Stacey Dash became grossly unattractive to so many after she voiced her support for then Republican candidate, Mitt Romney. It wasn’t so much that she supported him (that’s the whole point of voting), it was her mindless and inaccurate reasoning behind her position! Blech! In her latest version of throwing her support behind questionable individuals, she tweeted what was likely meant to be a few nuggets of wisdom to the recently shamed TV chef, Paula Deen.
The 66-year-old Deen is embroiled in controversy after she admitted to using the N-word 20 years ago, an acknowledgement she made during testimony for a lawsuit filed against her and her brother by a former manager at her Savannah, Ga., restaurant. In the suit, Lisa T. Jackson alleges Deen and her brother, “Bubba” Heir, committed acts of harassment, discrimination and racism that resulted in the end of the woman’s five-year employment. Following the revelation, Deen was dropped by the Food Network.
Supporters have spoken out against the network’s decision to axe the Southern chef. Some flocked to her Savannah restaurant, The Lady and Sons. Others, like Dash, took to Twitter. The former “Clueless” star defended Deen in a tweet Thursday, writing, “Only God can judge.”
This isn’t the first time the 46-year-old Bronx native has faced a public outcry. Back in October, Dash endorsed Mitt Romney for president. The move made headlines after critics slammed her for offering her vote to the Republican candidate. Many brought the issue of race and gender when questioning her decision.
For her part, Deen appeared on the “Today” show Wednesday morning to defend herself. The disgraced cook broke down in tears while insisting she is not a racist.
“I know my love for people, and I’m not going to sit here and tell everything I’ve done for people of color. I would never hurt anyone on purpose,” she said.
“I is what I is and I’m not changing,” she added later.
Giiiirl, have a seat and hush your mouth! Deen is someone who might prefer to see you in full slave regalia scrubbing her dishes! It’s one thing to rally for the underdog but don’t be so clueless as to which ones you align yourself with. Silly girl!