'Clueless' Star Stacey Dash Supports Mitt Romney, Faces Harsh Twitter Backlash

In Celebs by Kim Muraro , on Tuesday, October 09, 2012, 8:40 AM (PDT)
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The Attacks Get Personal and Nasty After She Tweets Her Pro-Romney Message

Actress Stacey Dash, best known for her role as Beverly Hills fashionista teen Dionne in both the movie and TV series versions of Clueless, might not have anticipated how harshly her political viewpoints would be judged when she shared with her Twitter followers who she's voting for in the upcoming election.

"Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future. @mittromney @teamromney #mittromney #VOTE #voteromney," Dash tweeted on Oct. 7, along with a photo of her in front of an American flag.

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But some people didn't approve of her political choice, and responded  with ugly, hateful tweets, including some ridiculous suggestions that she should "kill herself," reports.

Another tweet called her "an indoor slave," while yet another asked if she was "ready to head back to the fields," and still another claimed "Stacey Dash has probably been thinking she's a white woman since her 'Clueless' days."

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One man wrote, "This hurts but you a Romney lover and you slutting yourself to the white man only proves why no black man married u @REALStaceyDash."

Dash, who tweeted in response that it was "my humble opinion … EVERYONE is entitled to one," also received some Twitter love from those who defended her right (duh) to have a viewpoint different from the one some people expected her to have because of her gender or skin color.

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"#ISupportStaceyDash for voting with her brain and not her skin color," @blackrepublican tweeted, while another woman tweeted, "#ISupportStaceyDash because she thinks w/ her brain, not #ladyparts. Also, holds content of character as higher priority than skin color."

Added another Dash defender, "Everyone should support @REALstaceydash for her courage to have her own opinion and not succumb to hate speech."

Comments (2)
Posted By Kim (1 year ago)
Why are people making this about race? Very ignorant. People should respect who another person votes for whether they agree with it or not. Its called democracy.
Posted By SolydTruth (1 year ago)
Democrats, in 1854, passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act. This overturned the Missouri Compromise and allowed for the importation of slaves into the territories. Disgusted with the passage of this Act, free-soilers and anti-slavery members of the Whig and Democratic parties founded the Republican Party -- not just to stop the spread of slavery, but to eventually abolish it. How many blacks know that blacks founded the Texas Republican Party? On July 4, 1867, in Houston, Texas, 150 blacks and 20 whites formed the party. No, not the Black Texas Republican Party, they founded the Texas Republican Party. Blacks across Southern states also founded the Republican parties in their states. Fugitive slave laws? In 1850, Democrats passed the Fugitive Slave Law. If merely accused of being a slave, even if the person enjoyed freedom all of his or her life (as approximately 11 percent of blacks did just before the Civil War), the person lost the right to representation by an attorney, the right to trial by jury, and the right to habeas corpus. Emancipation? Republican President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation during the Civil War. In 1865, the 13th Amendment emancipating the slaves was passed with 100 percent of Republicans (88 of 88 in the House, 30 of 30 in the Senate) voting for it. Only 23 percent of Democrats (16 of 66 in the House, 3 of 8 in the Senate) voted for it. Civil rights laws? In 1868, the 14th Amendment was passed giving the newly emancipated blacks full civil rights and federal guarantee of those rights, superseding any state laws. Every single voting Republican (128 of 134 -- with 6 not voting -- in the House, and 30 of 32 -- with 2 not voting -- in the Senate) voted for the 14th Amendment. Not a single Democrat (zero of 36 in the House, zero of 6 in the Senate) voted for it. Right to vote? When Southern states balked at implementing the 14th Amendment, Congress came back and passed the 15th Amendment in 1870, guaranteeing blacks the right to vote. Every single Republican voted for it, with every Democrat voting against it. Ku Klux Klan? In 1872 congressional investigations, Democrats admitted beginning the Klan as an effort to stop the spread of the Republican Party and to re-establish Democratic control in Southern states. As PBS' "American Experience" notes, "In outright defiance of the Republican-led federal government, Southern Democrats formed organizations that violently intimidated blacks and Republicans who tried to win political power. The most prominent of these, the Ku Klux Klan, was formed in Pulaski, Tenn., in 1865." Blacks, who were all Republican at that time, became the primary targets of violence. Jim Crow laws? Between 1870 and 1875, the Republican Congress passed many pro-black civil rights laws. But in 1876, Democrats took control of the House, and no further race-based civil rights laws passed until 1957. In 1892, Democrats gained control of the House, the Senate and the White House, and repealed all the Republican-passed civil rights laws. That enabled the Southern Democrats to pass the Jim Crow laws, poll taxes, literacy tests, and so on, in their individual states. Civil rights in the '60s? Only 64 percent of Democrats in Congress voted for the 1964 Civil Rights Act (153 for, 91 against in the House; and 46 for, 21 against in the Senate). But 80 percent of Republicans (136 for, 35 against in the House; and 27 for, 6 against in the Senate) voted for the 1964 Act.
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