BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Outspoken Hollywood actress, Stacey Dash has expressed dissatisfaction over the moving speech about racism that Jesse Williams gave after he won the Humanitarian Award at the 2016 BET Awards.
In a recent blog post on Patheos.com, the actress who once campaigned for the cancellation of the BET Awards called Jesse Williams a Hollywood plantation slave and called the entire BET network racist.
She wrote: “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: BET is keeping racism and segregation alive and this past Sunday’s awards show proves it. Particularly the speech given by Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams, whose tirade after receiving the 2016 BET Humanitarian Award for his black activism was nothing short of an attack on white people.”
After picking apart some of Williams’ quotes about those speaking against the Black Lives Matter movement and exploitation of black people, she said:
“You’ve just seen the perfect example of a HOLLYWOOD plantation slave! Sorry, Mr. Williams. But the fact that you were standing on that stage at THOSE awards tells people you really don’t know what your [sic] talking about. Just spewing hate and anger.”
“Because you my man are just like everyone else hustling to get money. But your cognitive dissidents has you getting it from THAT BYSTANDER whom YOU DONT NEED. Yes. BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION is WHITE OWNED.
“GET over yourself and get on with it!
“That chip on the shoulders of people like you will weigh you down and keep you from flying free. But true freedom is never free. You have to know how to fly. If anyone is making you feel this way its you. Living in a psychological prison of your own making. If anyone is GHETTO-IZING anyone, it’s people like you letting the BETs and other media outlets portray us in stereotypes.”
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