Hours after Stacey Dash’s Oscar appearance as part of a Chris Rock gag seemed to leave Oscar attendees largely confused or bewildered, she posted video in which she explained that actually they were “awestruck.”
And, she read some of the early reviews that came in on Twitter.
“I just walked offstage from the Oscars and where I got no applause. No boos. Nothing. People were awestruck, which was a little disappointing,” she said. “But I did it because I wanted to. I stand in my position, and Chris asked me to do it and I love him and I support him. And I also think I should be the head of diversity at the Oscars. I think I’m the perfect person to do that.” But, she acknowledged, there has been a certain amount of backlash to the idea, reading some of the mean tweets she’d received:
Those comments included, “WTF,” “I was hoping there was a trap door on stage” and “You sucked on the Oscars like you do on Fox News. ” Dash explained to one tweeter that the material she said during her Oscar appearance had been written for her.
More tweets: ” ‘I’m sick of your shit. I’m pulling up’…That seems like a threat. We better look out for that one; I think I have to report him,” she said.
“I believe we are all equal,” Dash, a Fox News Channel contributor, said of her position. “I don’t not feel inferior, nor do I feel superior. You should stop feeling that way too. That’s my suggestion,” Dash said. “I’m very happy with what I did, and I’m proud of it.”