In news that should come as a shock to no one, Stacey Dash has some controversial things to say about transgender people.
In her new memoir, There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative
, the 49-year-old Fox News talking head calls out Lady Gaga for her "liberal agenda" and fellow conservative Caitlyn Jenner over her use of the women's bathrooms
"It's tyranny by the minority. Why do I have to suffer because you can't decide what you wanna be that day?" Dash said in a sit-down with ET's Nischelle Turner, going on to claim that Jenner being trans was a choice. "It's your body! So, it's your decision, right? We all make choices."
When rebutted with the stance that transgender people did not choose to be trans but were born as they were, Dash said the trans rights movement has started to "infringe upon [her] rights too much."
"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," Dash replied. "So that you can be comfortable with your beliefs -- which means I have to change my beliefs and my rights? No."
As for Gaga, Dash blasted the pop star for being a "hypocrite" and using her anti-bullying campaign, the Born This Way Foundation, as a ruse to promote her "liberal agenda."
"It's true. It is. And that's what Hollywood does," she claimed. "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."
"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 went on. "It would've just been, 'This is what I wanna say and this is it.'"
Dash's views on feminism should prove similarly controversial, as she claimed that the movement has actually emasculated men.
"We are the most powerful creatures on the planet, women. That's why I hate when they say I don't get this, I don't get that. I'm like, 'Come on! We have the men. We raise the men. So, let's start letting them be men,'" she argued. "Stop trying to be men. Let's be women. And let's let men be men. Let's empower them to be men, because I feel like they're falling away."
The Clueless actress told ET she is starting her own "brand," called Dash America, which will apparently change the way we see 21st century feminists.
"I can look like I look and use all the tools in my toolbox, be a stay-at-home mother and a wife and be a feminist or be a CEO of a company and wear a dress and show my legs and whatever God gave me and be a feminist," she said. "I don't have to dress like a man or try to beat a man or try and get a man's job to be a feminist."
"What we're doing is we're chipping away at what it is to be a woman and to be feminine," she added. "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."
UPDATE: In response to questions about the context of Dash’s comments, her unedited, full remarks about transgender people are in the video below.
(Originally published Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at 11:11 am PST)