Is she right?
Hollyweird banger Stacey Dash recently endorsed GOP candidate Mitt Romney for president. Since that day the “Clueless” star has been getting hit with the backlash for the not so popular endorsement.
Dash, who describes herself of “black and Mexican descent,” appeared on “Piers Morgan Tonight” Tuesday to address the hate.
“People are going to have their own opinion and that’s the point. We’re all entitled to our opinion, and I used my platform to exercise my First Amendment right as an American citizen to say who I am choosing to vote for,” Dash told Morgan.
The host asked Dash why she voted for President Barack Obama in 2008, but changed her mind this election season:
“I would say because of the state of the country — and I want the next four years to be different. And I believe [Romney]. … I’ve watched him for awhile, and then when I watched him — the governor — and his wife on “Meet The Press” with David Gregory,” Dash said. “You know, they spoke to me — and they seemed authentic and genuine in what they said about this country and the need for us to be united and move forward.”
Morgan asked the actress if the the backlash was due to the fact that she is a black woman who is choosing to vote for Romney instead of Obama. He read a tweet directed at Dash that read, “You’re an unemployed black woman endorsing Mitt Romney. You’re voting against yourself thrice, you poor beautiful idiot.”
Dash responded: “The fury, I really don’t understand the fury,” she said. “I don’t understand it. I don’t get it. … I was shocked, saddened. Not angry. Saddened and shocked — really shocked. But you know what, you can’t expect everyone to agree with you.”
After being barraged by what can only be described as a rain of insults and ignorance, Dash tweeted:
“My humble opinion… EVERYONE is entitled to one.” Yes, all Americans, even black people, are entitled to different political opinions. Maybe if more blacks start examining Obama’s record, they would realize they, too, have a choice.”
Do you think Stacey has a point? Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and political affiliations, so why is she getting the brunt end of the backlash?
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