Stacey Dash is at it again!
After sparking controversy for her opinions on Black History Month and the BET channel, the Clueless alum has decided to weigh in on the highly talked about decision to cast Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson in a new special.
In regards to the controversial casting choice, the Fox starlet took to her blog and wrote:
“I say, ‘BRAVO!’ I’m sick and tired of being told, ‘Sorry, Stacey, this is a Caucasian-only role.’ Counterintuitively, this decision by Hollywood ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ which looks like a diss to blacks ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ is actually what we’ve been saying all along: roles should NOT be based on color.”
Not to mention, the outspoken celeb went on to compare Fiennes’ new role with the casting of actors of color as the founding fathers in Broadway’s hit musical Hamilton.
Hmm, we think the musical’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda would have to debate you on that point! She continued:
“I don’t care about the race of the actors portraying historical figures and I can’t wait to see Joseph’s portrayal of Jackson. It’ll be amazing as long as he plays himself truthfully and authentically.”
Apparently, Dash believes that by placing the 45-year-old in the role of the King of Pop it “throws that white-only card out the window,” and will lead to color-blind casting.
Miz Dash added:
“Roles should not be dictated by race. There’s no reason why the lead roles in Homeland, Veep, or Penny Dreadful have to be white (my favorite shows by the way). I want to see more of this diversity and thinking outside of the box with the equality that this designation entails ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ this is the right track.”
On that point we can see where she’s coming from. Although, we are curious to learn how Mr. Fiennes feels about getting support from Stacey.
What do YOU think of the situation?! Does Stacey have a point??
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