(AllHipHop News) Actress Stacey Dash has become more well-known in recent years for voicing her political views on Fox News than her movie roles. According to the star of Clueless, the decision to publicly present her conservatism has caused her to be ostracized from her family – including from her cousin, Hip Hop mogul Dame Dash.
My family and I have not spoken. My cousin Damon [“Dame” Dash] and my brother [Darien, CEO of DME] were role models to me because they were great capitalists. Now we’re not really talking because they were the ones who told me to keep my mouth shut.
When I get hateful tweets, I just re-tweet them. And then my fans pile in and attack the haters while I sit back. They felt that I should do certain things because I’m black. Certain friends don’t speak to me any more either. But you know what? In the street I get [approached by] so many people of every color saying: ‘Thank you so much for standing up and being so brave.’ I thought it was time to have a black president and that it would unite us in such a profound way. But as a country, I don’t think we’ve been so divided since the Civil Rights Movement. I mean, isn’t it extraordinary that we are even discussing race in 2014?
Some of Stacey Dash’s public comments have drawn criticism for being too extreme. In July, she suggested that Kanye West should experience being raped in prison. Then in October Dash expressed her belief that African-Americans have become less educated during President Barack Obama’s time in office.