5 Times Stacey Dash Caused an Internet Firestorm With Controversial Statements

She’s not one to hold back! Stacey Dash has been known to cause a ruckus or two on the internet with her unfiltered social commentary. In the video above, Us Weekly has rounded up five times the Clueless actress made headlines for her controversial quotes.

Most recently, Dash, 49, declared Jesse Williams’ powerful BET Awards acceptance speech “racist,” calling the Grey’s Anatomy star a “plantation slave.”

“You’ve just seen the perfect example of a HOLLYWOOD plantation slave!” she wrote on her Patheos blog on Wednesday, June 29. “Sorry, Mr. Williams. But the fact that you were standing on that stage at THOSE award tells people you really don’t know what you’re talking about. Just spewing hate and anger.”

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Stacey Dash attends an Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks game in 2015. James Devaney/GC Images

Earlier this year, Dash made headlines in the #OscarsSoWhite controversy after she called BS on the criticism about people of color getting shut out of all 20 acting categories.

“I think it’s ludicrous,” she said on Fox & Friends in January of the claims that the Oscar nominations showed racism. “Either you want to be segregated or you want to be integrated, and if you want to be integrated, then you don’t need to have things like BET or the BET Awards or the Image Awards, where you have to be black in order to win these. If white people did that, everyone would be up in arms.”

At the Oscars, Dash made a brief appearance onstage at the Chris Rock-hosted awards show, causing several members of the audience, including Chrissy Tiegen, to cringe.

Add to that Dash’s comments about transgender rights and gender equality in Hollywood, and it’s clear that the former ‘90s star has a lot of opinions to share.

Watch the video above and take a look back at her most controversial moments!

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