Still controversial. Stacey Dash is speaking out in favor of the bathroom laws that require transgender people to use the bathroom that aligns with their birth-assigned sex, which have become the center of court battles in North Carolina and Mississippi.
In her new memoir, There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative, the Fox News contributor, 49, slams Caitlyn Jenner for her use of the women’s bathroom. (The title will be released on Friday, June 6.)
“It’s tyranny by the minority. Why do I have to suffer because you can’t decide what you wanna be that day?” Dash complained in an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday, June 1. “It’s your body! So, it’s your decision, right? We all make choices,” she said, insinuating that being transgender is a choice people make.
“OK, then go in the bushes. I don’t know what to tell you, but I’m not gonna put my child’s life at risk because you want to change a law,” said Dash, who is the mother of 24-year-old son Austin and 13-year-old daughter Lola. “So that you can be comfortable with your beliefs — which means I have to change my beliefs and my rights? No.”
The Clueless actress — who has made headlines in recent months for her controversial and conservative views — also took issue with another A-lister: Lady Gaga. She claims the pop star is using her anti-bullying project, Born This Way Foundation, to promote her “liberal agenda.” “Hollywood pushes a liberal agenda to the rest of the country. And, whether we like it or not, Hollywood dictates the culture of the country,” Dash told ET.
“If [Gaga’s intentions were pure] then it wouldn’t have brought up all that other stuff, you know? All the other things that came in wouldn’t have come into play,” she said. “It would’ve just been, ‘This is what I wanna say and this is it.’”
In her memoir, Dash objected to the organization’s blog, which cited examples of courage as a transgender teen coming out and President Barack Obama publicly supporting gay marriage, and its signage, which showed two men kissing.
“What we’re doing is we’re chipping away at what it is to be a woman and to be feminine,” she added to ET. “And what it is to be a man and be masculine. We’re chipping away at that. I wish we could go back to Mad Men days. I love those days. Men were men. And I love them."
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