'Clueless' actress Stacey Dash recently tweeted her support for Mitt Romney in the presidential election. Since she’s not only in the Hollywood scene, but also happens to be black, the reaction to her “coming out” was not kind.
Welcome to the I-support-a-candidate-other-than-Obama club, Stacey! Being called a racist is your initiation. Being a black member, you may also add the insult of ‘traitor to your race’ to your dance card.
For how much Obama supporters talk about civility and fairness, they sure don’t practice it very well. The 46-year-old Clueless actress has been the subject of scorn and even death wishes since her statement in support of an evil Republican (shiver!).
Side note: Stacey Dash is 46? Oh my gosh, she looks AMAZING! And I haven’t been as surprised by someone’s age since it came to my attention that Jim Parsons is 39.
Stacey received spiteful comments along the lines of, “You’re an unemployed black woman endorsing Mitt Romney. You’re voting against yourself thrice. You poor beautiful idiot,” and several people, including a doctor and politically active Democrat in Washington D.C. suggested that she kill herself.
Unity! Or something.
Seriously, I know people feel strongly about their politics, but how is it excusable in any way to wish death upon another person because they believe something different than you?
This classy lady has taken it in stride, announcing “My humble opinion... EVERYONE is entitled to one,” and Re-tweeting a tweet from Mitt Romney reading, “Women have had enough of â�ª@BarackObama’s disappointment. We need new leadership to get our economy growing again.”
Don’t let the haters get you down, Stacey. You’re a great example to all of us -- not because you support a Republican, but because you’re not afraid to speak your mind against a deluge of opposition.