It’s still very strange and puzzling when you think back to Stacey Dash‘s Oscars appearance that left many baffled, angry and confused. Viewers of the Sunday night awards program took to Twitter to express just how uncomfortable they were when watching Dash’s brief onstage presence – and they weren’t very nice about it. Dash checked out those negative comments herself, and responded to the harsh criticism.
According to a March 1 EUR report, it was just moments after Dash exited the Academy Awards stage, where she attempted to add a little humor to her previous statements about black segregation and getting rid of Black HistoryMonth, that the Clueless star decided to log on to Twitter to see just how her appearance had been received by viewers. According to the site, Dash exited the stage and commented on how the audience left her feeling a bit disappointed by their reaction, or lack there of.
“I just walked off stage from the Oscars where I got no applause, no boos, nothing,” Dash stated backstage according to EUR. “People were, I think, awestruck. Which was a little disappointing.”
What was even more disappointing was the backlash she received online. The Twitter world held nothing back when typing their thoughts of the Fox News contributor. But, just like she delivered her awkward 30 second appearance on stage at the oscars with a smile, she read many of the hateful tweets about her while on camera backstage in the same manner.
In a segment called “Stacey Dash Reads Mean Tweets” the Single Ladies actress decided to give people a window into her world to understand the criticism she faces regularly. A tweet from @Dazed_Jedi simply read, “WTF;” while others that Dash revealed while on camera were not so simplistic or nice.
Twitter user @ink_kid_smash wrote “I was hoping there was a trap door on stage and @REALStaceyDash would fall through” and @njsista123 wrote “you looked foolish and sounded dumb.”
Though twitter users found Dash’s satire on becoming the new director of a minority outreach program to be ridiculous, they weren’t the only ones to react. Even Chrissy Teigen, who was present at the Oscars that night, reacted with a cringing facial expression that just so happened to be caught on video. As reported by US Weekly, Teigen stated how she is not good at hiding what she’s feeling behind a stoic face. What the camera caught was her natural reaction to a segment that was just weird.
“Our whole area was still talking about it well into the Sarah Silverman segment because we were just so floored by the silence,” Teigen explained during her visit to Good Morning America on Tuesday March 1. “And it was so funny to see Chris [Rock] and Kevin [Hart] both look at each other like, ‘Oh man, that was weird.’ It was so funny to us.”
With so many negative comments toward Dash’s appearance, it makes you wonder why she decided to do it in the first place. Well, according to Dash, she did not write the segment and she decided to do it because Rock, who hosted the awards that night, is a really good friend of hers and he asked her to.