Stacey Dash is praising Joseph Fiennes on being cast to play Michael Jackson in a new TV movie.
Dash started her comments by discussing how many people have reacted poorly to the casting of a white British man to play Michael Jackson.
Dash then discussed the popularity of the Broadway show “Hamilton,” which features actors of color playing the Founding Fathers.
“I don’t care about the race of the actors portraying historical figures and I can’t wait to see Joseph’s portrayal of Jackson,” she said. “It’ll be amazing as long as he plays him truthfully and authentically.”
“This decision throws that white-only card out the window,” she continued. “They can’t look at black actors and say, ‘Sorry this role is Caucasian-only.’ Roles should not be dictated by race. There’s no reason why the lead roles in ‘Homeland,’ ‘Veep,’ or ‘Penny Dreadful’ have to be white (my favorite shows by the way). I want to see more of this diversity and thinking outside of the box with the equality that this designation entails – this is the right track.”
Stacey Dash previously sparked controversy when she suggested getting rid of BET and Black History month.
“We have to make up our minds, Dash said last month. “Either we want to have segregation or integration, and if we don’t want segregation, then we have to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black.”