Fox Contributor Stacey Dash ’Clueless’ About the GOP’s Position on Gay Marriage
"Clueless" star turned Fox News contributor Stacey Dash said Friday Republicans don’t oppose same-sex marriage, despite the popular opinion, TMZ reports.
The actress was hiking on June 13 when a TMZ reporter approached her and asked if the GOP could gain a younger following if they shifted its views on gay marriage.
"But we are for equal marriage," Dash, a Republican, said of her party. "We’re not against that at all. We believe that everyone should have the same right."
The cameraman said there seems to be mixed messages on the Republican Party’s views on gay marriage. Dash then replied:
"That’s just propaganda, it’s not true. You know? That’s just a certain amount of people. You can’t just throw a blanket over everyone because certain people have one opinion."
Back in 2012, Dash, best known for her role as Dionne Davenport in the 1995 comedy "Clueless," drew fire when she tweeted she supported GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. She received a social media backlash, with some people using racial slurs and telling her to commit suicide. The actress said she was "saddened and shocked" by the response and vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan personally called her, thanking her for her support and told her she was brave.
"I really don’t understand the fury. I don’t understand it. I don’t get it... I am shocked. Sad, not angry. Saddened and shocked. Really shocked," she said. "But you know what, you can’t expect everyone to agree with you... (It was) pretty harsh. It is my right as an American citizen. It’s my constitutional right to have my choice of who I want to vote for president... And I chose him not by the color of his skin but the content of his character."
Since her tweet, she’s been more vocal about her conservative views, calling out Jay Z and Beyonce for visiting Cuba in 2013.
Dash announced in May that she was hired by Fox News to be a "cultural analysis and commentary" contributor.