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Stacey Dash calls for BET to be abolished, then gets dinged by BET

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Noted conservative "Fox and Friends" contributor and actress Stacey Dash suggested BET be eliminated while discussing the lack of diversity among the Oscar acting nominees for the second year in a row.

“We have to make up our minds,” she said. “Either we want to have segregation or integration. And if we don’t want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards where you’re only awarded if you’re black.”

BET tweeted back this sardonic response:

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Then this:

This included a bevy of controversial comments Dash has uttered about pay equality, Pres. Obama, voter ID laws and Cuba.

Besides shooting a guest role on "The Game" in Atlanta for BET, she also starred in the first season of "Single Ladies" on VH1 here but left under a cloud of suspicion that she wasn't exactly a sweetheart on set.

BET has been very supportive of Atlanta, shooting the "BET Hip Hop Awards," "Sunday Best," "Being Mary Jane" and several sitcoms including "Let's Stay Together," "Reed Between the Lines" and "Zoe Ever After."

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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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