Stacey Dash 'Appalled' by Patricia Arquette's Oscars Acceptance Speech
By Meredith B. Kile
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Fox & Friends welcomed Clueless star Stacey Dash back to the panel Monday to comment on the political atmosphere at the 2015 Academy Awards. Unsurprisingly the outspoken conservative actress told her fellow commentators she was "appalled" by this year’s ceremony.
"First of all, Patricia Arquette needs to do her history," Dash said, referencing the Best Supporting Actress winner’s acceptance speech, in which she called for equal pay for women. "In 1963, Kennedy passed the Equal Pay Law, it’s still in effect. I didn’t get the memo that I didn’t have any rights."
The predominantly-white panel also called upon Dash, a black actress, to comment on the racial controversies of this year's awards, specifically the snubs for Selma star David Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay.
"I do know that if it were something conservative and there were not any black people in the audience or on the stage getting awards, there would be a lot of problems," Dash agreed. "[It’s a] double standard. They’re hypocrites."
But Selma’s not the only snub that Fox & Friends took issue with. The panelists pondered whether or not Clint Eastwood’s involvement with the RNC led to "lefty" Hollywood overlooking the director’s blockbuster American Sniper in the major categories.
"I would say probably," Dash said. "Which is so sad. It’s Clint Eastwood. And that film was the most beautiful film I’ve seen in a very long time."
The actress also sided with Donald Trump, who tweeted during the ceremony, longing for "the good old days of The Academy Awards."
"The Oscars are a sad joke, very much like our President," Trump tweeted. "So many things are wrong!"
What ever happened to the good old days of The Academy Awards. This show is an insult to the past, just plain bad!
"I agree with Mr. Trump," Dash told the panel. "I miss the glamour, the elegance, the class, the majesty of the Oscars. You know, I’m an actress, I’ve dreamed about it my whole life and it just seems to be going away."