During an Oscar broadcast that's so far devoted to sending up Hollywood's whiteness, Chris Rock invited none other than Stacey Dash onstage as the Oscars' new director of its "Minority Outreach Program" and to wish the audience a Happy Black History Month. It was about as weird as you can imagine.
She's "Ann Coulter dipped in butterscotch."
Dash is well known for her tone-deaf statements about blackness in entertainment — recently saying the portrayal of Michael Jackson in film shouldn't be dictated by race — as well as for her conservative political views, like questioning the need for a Black History Month. Black-ish star Anthony Anderson said recently that she's "Ann Coulter dipped in butterscotch."
Chris Rock's hosting duties have definitely straddled the line between being hilarious and uncomfortable so far, but bringing Dash onstage for the sake of diversity felt like trolling. According to Dash, "We need to stop complaining about white people oppressing us, we shouldn’t boycott the Oscars, and we need to support Chris Rock the host."
The Weeknd's face says it all:
Watch Chris Rock's opening monologue