At the 88th Annual Oscar Awards (February 28th), a very awkward and unintentionally hilarious moment happened. During the telecast, host Chris Rock introduced a new member of the academy…Stacy Dash.
When Stacy Dash was introduced by the show’s host as “The New Academy Director of Diversity Outreach”.in what was suppose to be a funny joke fell very, very flat with the audience.
The uncomfortable silence was eerie when she came out to no applause and left to a spatter of claps after trying to make light of her recent comments about the Oscar boycott.
Dash had said that the Oscar boycott was “ludicrous” and “if we want segregation then we need to get rid of channels like BET.” Social media would drag her through the mud for those comments, and BET themselves, but it appeared her cameo during the Oscar’s seemed to acknowledge that no one really cares about Stacy Dash.
this Stacy Dash joke confirming my theory that she knows what she doing and getting paid to troll us pic.twitter.com/g5FVEeu3Uw
— nathan zed (@NathanZed) February 29, 2016
No one – not even the white people – clapped for Stacy Dash. #Oscars
— Kinge (@kennithbinge) February 29, 2016