Gabrielle Union Schools Stacey Dash Over Diversity Comments

All the aloe in the world wouldn't be enough for that burn.

Gabrielle Union
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Indisputable Best Reaction winner Gabrielle Union has slid into the multi-car pileup that is the fallout from Stacey Dash's troll-y sound bite about abolishing Black History Month and BET (opens in new tab), and AHHHHH! Is that a gasoline inferno?

House fire

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It is. 

"Who's Stacey Dash? Is she like related to Dame Dash? Was she on Roc-A-Fella?" said Union at Sundance Film Festival (opens in new tab), where her wave-making film The Birth of a Nation showed. "I heard of a crazy lady once, maybe last week. But I don't know what her name is." 

Union soon got down to business, though, educating Dash on institutional racism and exclusion: "It's why there's a need for the Country Music Awards and the ALMA Awards...if you don't see yourself reflected in mainstream awards, you tend to create your own." And *that's* how it's done. 

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Chelsea Peng
Chelsea Peng

Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.