What was Stacey Dash doing at the Oscars?
That seemed to be the question of the night after the outspoken Fox News contributor made an unexpected appearance at the Academy Awards following a sketch that poked fun at the lack of black actors in movies.
"The Academy has taken steps to fix this problem and that is why, it's my honor to introduce the new director of our minority outreach program," Oscar host Chris Rock introduced. "Please welcome, Miss Stacey Dash!"
"I cannot wait to help my people out. Happy Black History Month!" Dash said with a laugh before exiting the Dolby Theatre stage and to tepid applause.
Following her random Oscar cameo, the former Clueless star answered the question everyone was Googling and asking themselves: "Who is Stacey Dash and what is she doing at the Oscars?"
"When they added ME to increase the diversity, I'm sure many black people rolled their eyes," wrote Dash, who has spoken out against the existence of Black History Month, in a new blog post. "I'm not 'black enough,' they say. But guess what? I've heard that all my life. I would rather be a free thinking, black than a cookie cutter black who thinks -- and votes –- just like all my friends."
The 49-year-old actress continued: "Yes, I'm the actress from the South Bronx who has always dreamed of winning an Oscar. But God has a great sense of humor and this is my first encounter with one of my dreams of destiny. Bringing diversity to Hollywood... not merely because of color, but politics as well. (After all, different colors of skin is an easy kind of diversity. Ideological diversity is much harder, because it forces everyone to come face to face with actual beliefs. Hollywood needs BOTH.)"
Dash ended her lengthy post with a promise that her Oscars surprise is merely just "a beginning."
"So that's who I am. Nice to meet you," she concluded.
Celebrities didn't know how to react to Dash's awkward -- and incredibly brief -- moment onstage. When the camera panned to the audience, The Weeknd had his hand over his mouth in disbelief and shock at what just transpired.
Chrissy Teigen, who attended with husband John Legend, was also caught reacting unfavorably to Dash.
Teigen confirmed on Twitter that her hilarious reaction was in fact in response to Dash.
I was making the face from the Stacey Dash moment ahhhhhhh not Sarah!— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 29, 2016
Demi Lovato, Brooklyn Decker and Magic Mike XXL star Adam Rodriguez were among the stars who were not feeling Dash's drop-by.
I guess Stacey Dash really is Clueless. #Oscars— Adam Rodriguez (@_Adam_Rodriguez) February 29, 2016
Aaaannndd that was the only time Stacy Dash will ever be at the Oscars again.— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 29, 2016
In January, Dash didn't mince words in response to the call for an Oscars boycott over the lack of diversity in this year's Academy Award nominees.
"I think it's ludicrous," she said back then. "Because we have to make up our minds. Either we want segregation or integration."
"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," she explained. "If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It's a double standard."
Watch the video below to hear more of what Dash had to say about the controversial matter.