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Fox News cuts Stacey Dash loose, and her critics take a victory lap

Stacey Dash has lost her job as a Fox News commentator.
Stacey Dash has lost her job as a Fox News commentator. Associated Press

Conservative commentator Stacey Dash has an ardent and passionate following — of critics.

So they’re giving the controversial “Clueless” actress a “don’t-let-the-door-hit-you” send-off on Twitter now that Fox News has cut ties with her.

The network said on Monday that it will not renew the contracts of Dash, veteran conservative columnist George Will, political strategist Ed Rollins and columnist Cal Thomas, according to The Associated Press.

Dash was already something of a pariah to many black people before she signed on with Fox because she supported Mitt Romney over Barack Obama for president.

But the words that came out of her mouth after she started working with Fox put her even more deeply at odds with some.

Salty language earned her a two-week suspension in December 2015 when she said President Obama “could give a s**t” about ISIS, criticizing his policies about the terrorist group.

Then last January, on “Fox & Friends,” she picked a fight with BET, arguing against black award shows and black organizations.

“I think it’s ludicrous,” she said. “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 (Black Entertainment Television) and the BET Awards, and the (NAACP) Image Awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black.”

The backlash was swift, and Dash doubled down in a blog post she called “Why I Say What I Say, Even Though I Drive Whoopi, BET, and Most Other Black People Crazy.”

“It seems every other black person in America has disowned me,” she wrote. “That’s because I said things like ‘Black History Month’ and BET shouldn’t exist, since they further divide us. I feel like it’s hypocritical to say that we’re all the same, but then to self-segregate into little enclaves of society.

“Also, I think the #OscarSoWhite controversy is lame, because black people should not demand that every segment of society who watches movies be reflected in the number of Oscars given to actors and actresses. That’s just not how the world works ...”

The world, indeed, works in mysterious ways, as seen in the victory lap Twitter is taking over the news of her dismissal.

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