Stacey Dash Slams Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar Speech, Calls Him 'Chicken Little' for Addressing Climate Change

by Jackie Willis 10:40 AM PST, March 11, 2016
Playing Stacey Dash Slams Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar Speech, Calls Him 'Chicken Little' for Addressing Climate Change

While Stacey Dash faced quite a bit of backlash for her bizarre appearance at last month'sAcademy Awards, she has recently taken issue with Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscars acceptance speech.

On Friday, weeks after the awards ceremony aired on Feb. 28, the 49-year-old Clueless actress refuted on her blog the claims DiCaprio made during his speech that the environment is in danger. "He reminds me of Chicken Little, the bird who ran around the neighborhood and disturbed everyone 'with her foolish alarm,'" she wrote. "Before making a speech the world would hear, he should have double checked his facts."

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"Climate change is real, it is happening right now," The Revenant star saidupon winning the Oscar for Best Actor. "It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating."

Dash argued, "DiCaprio is right that global average temperatures have been rising in recent years, but, as an article in Nature Climate Change just last week acknowledged, temperature has been rising much less rapidly than projected by most computer climate models."

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The FOX News contributor goes on to suggest that DiCaprio use his influence to take on other world issues. "There are people 10 miles from Leo starving, stuck on entitlement," she continued. "Twenty first century NAZIS to deal with and North Koreans playing with nukes. He needs to get his priorities straight."

Citing a figure from Newsmax that says taxpayers shell out $22 billion to "stop the 'global warming' epidemic," Dash added, "I would leave him alone, except that his rhetoric isn't cheap."

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One person that would disagree with Dash is DiCaprio's mother, Irmelin Indenbirken, who told ET that she absolutely loved her 41-year-old son's speech. "I was so happy you have no idea," she gushed. "I love the fact that he had such a big audience to make the statements he did."