Tuesday, October 09, 2012

10599: ‘Clueless’ Meets Culturally Clueless.

From The New York Daily News…

Stacey Dash met with racist tweets after endorsing Romney

The former ‘Clueless’ star was barraged with negative tweets, some racially-charged.

By Erik Ortiz And Victoria Cavaliere / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

“Clueless” actress Stacey Dash was met with a flurry of racist tweets after she publicly announced her support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, with one particularly offensive Twitter user calling her an “indoor slave.”

The racist tweets set off a barrage of conversations over Twitter on Tuesday, with many condemning the comments and expressing support for the actress.

Dash, 46, tweeted late Sunday to “vote for Romney. The only choice for your future,” and included a picture of herself wearing a tight red top in front of an American flag.

Within moments, supporters and detractors replied. “She’s an indoor slave, you know that,” wrote Sherrick W., who tweets as @SimplySher. She identifies herself as a black woman in a different tweet.

Another user also invoked slavery to criticize Dash.

“You ready to head back the fields, jigaboo” wrote a user named Brooke.

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