Stacey Dash says she has a solution to the controversy surrounding the lack of diversity among this year's Oscar nominations: Do away with Black History Month.
“We have to make up our minds,” the African-American actress said on "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday. “Either we want to have segregation or integration. And if we don't want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards, where you're only awarded if you're black. If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It's a double standard.”
The "Clueless" star's comments come amid a backlash against the Academy Awards led by director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith. On Monday, the pair announced they would be boycotting the Feb. 28 ceremony in protest over what they felt was the Academy's snub of black actors and directors. The Rev. Al Sharpton urged viewers not to watch the Feb. 28 telecast.
"Fox & Friends" host Steve Doocy asked Dash to repeat her assertion the BET cable channel should not exist.
“No, I don't think so, no,” Dash said. “Just like there shouldn't be a Black History Month. You know? We're Americans. Period. That's it.”
"Are you saying there shouldn't be a Black History Month because there isn't a white history month?” Doocy asked.
“Exactly. Exactly,” Dash responded.
The Fox News contributor is no stranger to controversy. Last month, Dash was suspended by the top-rated cable news network for two weeks after she said President Obama didn't "give a s---" about terrorism, following his Oval Office address on combatting ISIS.
She's no stranger to alienating fellow African-Americans, either. In 2012, Dash endorsed Mitt Romney for president over Obama, and promptly faced a racially charged backlash.
After Obama's re-election, she penned a 1,300-word essay explaining why she threw her support behind Romney.
"Like most Americans, I was insulted with the idea that Obama was only elected because he was black, that people of color wanted one of their own, regardless of what sort of leader he would make," she wrote. "The skin color of candidates needs to be the last thing discussed, if at all."