Stacey Dash and Meredith Vieira Argue Over Equal Pay in Very Uncomfortable Interview
By Rosalyn Oshmyansky
It’s a divisive gender issue that is dividing even the same gender.
Talk show host Meredith Vieira brought on Fox News' contributor and Clueless star Stacey Dash on her Wednesday show where they discussed many hot topics, including the issue of equal pay.
Rita Wilson most recently tackled the issue in a parody video about gender inequality in Hollywood. Turns out Dash really doesn't think it's an issue at all…
"I feel like it's an excuse. It's the same thing with race. It's an excuse. Stop making excuses," Dash said to Vieira. "If there are opportunities, seize them and be prepared for them, and be the best, if that's what it takes. If you have to be extraordinary, then be extraordinary."
But Vieira held her ground and listed off the statistics.
"When you look at just the numbers, we make 78 cents for every dollar that a man makes. At the rate we're going, my daughter, who's 22, will be 65 when there's finally pay equality," Vieira explained. "There's something wrong, something clearly wrong."
Dash then reiterated her view. "And that's the thing: If you want to be pissed off about it, then be pissed off about it and work harder for it," she said. "Because there is a law passed that we get paid equal pay."
"Except we don't," Vieira reminded her.
And there's one other person Dash doesn't agree with: Hillary Clinton. The actress very decidedly said she would not be supporting the former secretary of state in her bid for president.
Do you agree with Dash or Vieira? Let us know your thoughts on this debate using the hashtag #ETnow.