We may be used to seeing this actress in movies, and as a commentator, but seems like now she is aiming for something bigger. The Clueless movie star Stacey Dash, who played Alicia Silverstone in the 1995 teen comedy that broke records, is now undertaking a new role.
Her newest aim is the Southern California district, as she has filed to run for the House Of Representatives, as reported by the CNN.
Stacey Dash is running for Congress
At the age of 51 and with a Republican background, Dash is aiming to represent California’s 44th Congressional District. Members like Compton and Watts are also part of the district, with former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton owning herself 83 percent of the votes within the district. Dash is pursuing a Democratic incumbent.
In 2016, the seat was also won by the democratic member Nanette Barragan.
Dash is trying to win the sympathy of the people through her posts on social media platforms. Like many other politicians, Dash’s favorite outlet seems to also be Twitter, where she went to announce her address.
An interesting move as it may be observed by some, however, the Fox News talking head was making the point that she actually lives in the 44th District. She brought the fact up as a matter of comparison to her competitors, as she claimed they do not even live there which in a way reveals incompetence for candidacy.
Stacey Dash played Dionne opposite Alicia Silverstone in 1995’s ‘Clueless’
She had posted the Tweet on a Monday, and not made a public statement in the coming days. She did not respond to media requests for a commentary either, not herself and not through a representative.
Dash’s views are slightly unconventional considering her African-American descent. Her commentary is largely followed by people across social media, where he shares her views on critical issues routinely.
Her criticism has stretched as far as former US president Barack Obama. In addition, she seems to disapprove of the historical movement which brought about Black History Month, by providing the reason that there is no month celebrating other races.
In addition, when speaking of achieving integration of races, she made points concerning channels like BET and the BET Awards, saying that they should no longer exist.
The audience at the Oscars did not appreciate her comment, particularly because of the theme of Oscars that year. Knowing her views would probably stop the audience, she had pre-written a public statement right after she gave the speech.
Stacey Dash at the Oscars of 2016 while making her controversial speech.
The comments and her views were not as idealistically expected by her former colleagues, such as Chris Rock. During the 2016 Oscars when Rock was the host, he had regarded some of her views and public speeches as ludicrous.
While Dash’s behavior may be raising eyebrows, former movie star does make a point when recommending that such a movement promotes further segregation and separation of the society.
The advancement of such issues would not be congratulated under any circumstance, particularly given the critical position of the United States today. In addition, the television host has gone as far as to praise Caucasian actor Joseph Fiennes in accepting to play the famous Michael Jackson in the British comedy with a length of half an hour.
As if she had not put herself through enough trouble, the actress’s controversial views managed to encompass the transgender community and insulting them as well. When giving an interview for Entertainment Tonight’s host Nischelle Turner, Dash spoke about her book named ‘There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative’.
In this book, Dash expressed in rather negative terms how concerned she was with stars like Caitlyn Jenner being given this much attention. Using the restroom has been one of the most talked issues concerning transgenders, and Dash commented exactly on that, by saying she would no like her children to suffer because someone was unable to create a proper gender identity.
Members of the South Carolina Congress.
Like Dash, a lot of LGBT opponents have raised the issue of young men and women being confused about their gender identity due to exposure to such news.
Due to her controversial views and being super outspoken about them, the actress – turned – commentator has managed to get her contract ended. As of September 2016, Fox News has decided not to renew her contract, giving Dash more time to focus on running for District 44.