Fox News has declined to renew controversial pundit Stacey Dash‘s contract, the network confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on Sunday, January 22. The decision was reportedly made last fall.
Dash, who hasn’t been seen on air since last September, made her Fox News debut in May 2014. In December 2015, she was temporarily suspended from the network after she said during an on-air tirade that then President Barack Obama didn’t “give a s–t” about terrorism. (Us Weekly Video rounds up Dash’s controversial statements above – watch!)
The Clueless actress, 50, caused tension again in June 2016 when she made transphobic comments while discussing Caitlyn Jenner during an interview with Entertainment Tonight, saying, “Go [to the bathroom] in the bushes. … I’m not gonna put my child’s life at risk because you want to change a law. So that you can be comfortable with your beliefs — which means I have to change my beliefs and my rights? No.”
Dash also caused controversy when she said there shouldn’t be a Black History Month because there isn’t a white history month, and when she said the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting that claimed 49 lives “would not go unanswered” if then Republican candidate Donald Trump were president.
After the news of Dash’s exit from Fox News made headlines, many critics took to Twitter to rejoice.
“Stacey dash lost her fox contract, and suddenly that ‘career’ of being the black who hates black isn’t gonna pay so well anymore,” one user wrote. Another added, “Before you laugh at Stacey Dash for losing her gig at Fox News, just remember this means she’s now available for a cabinet appointment.”
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