Union, who stars on a hit BET series as Dash once did, was asked for her thoughts on Dash’s integration commentary in regards to the #OscarsSoWhite conversation at the 2016 Sundance Festival. In what can only be described as a classy clapback, Union sarcastically acted as though she wasn’t familiar with Dash’s name, referring to her only as a “crazy lady.”
“Who’s that? Who’s Stacey Dash? Is she like related to Dame Dash? Was she on Roc-A-Fella? I heard of a crazy lady once, but I don’t know what her name is” she said. “If you don’t see yourself reflected in mainstream awards, you tend to create your own. Until there is no longer a need for that, I celebrate the ALMAs, the same way I celebrate the Country Music Awards, and the same way I celebrate the BET Awards and the Image Awards, which we’ll all be at in a couple of weeks. The more that we focus on inclusion and a true representation of this country, I think that crazy lady will have less to say.”
Dash ruffled feathers yet again last week when she offered her less-than-favorable solution to the controversy surrounding the lack of nominations for any actors of colors at this year’s upcoming ceremony. Stating that people of color must choose between integration and segregation, Dash took aim at BET, Black History Month and the NAACP Image Awards.
“I think it’s ludicrous. We have to make up our minds; either we want to have 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 [NAACP] Image Awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black. If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It’s a double standard […] Just like there shouldn’t be a Black History Month. We’re American, that’s it.”
But Gabrielle Union ain’t having it. Watch her response to Stacey Dash below: