Stacey Dash - Stacey Dash Shocked By Political Tweet Dispute

CLUELESS star Stacey Dash felt "saddened and shocked" after she received a barrage of online abuse for endorsing Republican U.S. presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, but has praised the politician's team for supporting her during the fallout.

The actress voiced her support for Romney in a post on her Twitter.com page and she was bombarded with nasty messages from followers who condemned her for not backing incumbent Democrat Barack Obama.

She has now opened up about the dispute in a candid interview with Tv host Piers Morgan, revealing she was stunned by the harsh comments over her political opinion.

Dash says, "I really don't understand the fury. I don't understand it. I don't get it... I am shocked. Sad, not angry. Saddened and shocked. Really shocked. But you know what, you can't expect everyone to agree with you... (It was) pretty harsh...

"It is my right as an American citizen. It's my constitutional right to have my choice of who I want to vote for for president... And I chose him not by the colour of his skin but the content of his character."

The actress also reveals the dispute prompted Romney's running mate Paul Ryan to give her a call.

She adds, "He said thank you so much for your support and that I was brave and that they support me. And I thought that was just so generous and kind, you know. Lovely, really."


Contactmusic

Tags: Stacey Dash


Editors Recommendations

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

The Cannes Film festival is sneaking up fast. The Oscars felt like they were 8 minutes ago...

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring...

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Superhero movies have been striving towards the almost unobtainable goal set...

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Ricky Gervais is "Hooked" on David Brent Again - Former Paper Merchant To Return

A return for David Brent has been mooted ever since the character was wheeled...

Ricky Gervais is

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing "Made In America" To Downtown Los Angeles

Jay Z and the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti have announced that the rapper’s...

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing

Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

The editor-in-chief of US VOGUE magazine is reportedly determined for the annual...

Anna Wintour - Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

Jay Z Announces Second Budweiser Made in America Music Festival To Be Held In Los Angeles

Jay Z is one of the music's most successful entrepreneurs and he is now making...

Jay Z Announces Second Budweiser Made in America Music Festival To Be Held In Los Angeles

AC/DC Aren't Retiring After All, It's Just One Band Member

Finally, after three whole days of unchecked speculation online, AC/DC have...

AC/DC Aren't Retiring After All, It's Just One Band Member

Lady Gaga Startling Unedited Versace Ad Snaps Leaked

Lady Gaga has become the latest celebrity to find themselves in the middle...

Lady Gaga Startling Unedited Versace Ad Snaps Leaked


More recommendations

Comments

Stacey Dash Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Stacey Dash

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All