Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey got dragged into a fight she had nothing to do with when actress Gabrielle Union was asked, again, about Stacey Dash. Dash, the Fox News contributor and “Clueless” star, caused an uproar when she said Black History Month and BET shouldn’t exist. Union called her a “crazy lady.”
The paparazzi joked as Dash was walking behind Union at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday. Union spat back, “As if I would be afraid.” When asked if she would go “Ronda Rousey on Stacey Dash,” she replied, “Ronda Rousey lost, though.”
Union added: “Obviously, she can’t take away BET because they pay her.” The “Bring It On” star also said there needs to be “inclusion” in Hollywood.
Union first addressed Dash’s comment on the red carpet at the Sundance Film Festival Monday. She talked about the point of having different types of award shows. “If you don’t see yourself reflected in mainstream awards, you tend to create your own,” she said. “I celebrate the ALMAs the same way I celebrate the Country Music Awards and the same way I celebrate the BET Awards.” Union added: “The more we focus on inclusion and a true representation of this country, I think that crazy lady will have less to say.”
Dash has since asked for an apology from her “haters” after she said Morgan Freeman agreed with her about Black History Month. “What’s that you say? You didn’t realize that Morgan Freeman agrees with me that having a Black History Month is actually racist and a part of the problem in healing race relations in America?” she wrote on her blog Tuesday.
Dash then shared a clip from Freeman on “60 Minutes.” He said: “I don’t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.”
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