Gabrielle Union just pulled a Mariah Carey with the shade-filled "Who's That?" response about a person whose name she doesn't even want to mention. Put on your sunglasses and watch Gabby respond at the Sundance Film Festival to Stacey Dash's ludicrous BET & Black History Month comments....
Remember that vintage interview where Mariah Carey was asked about Jennifer Lopez and she answered, "I don't know who that is." We cackle every time we think of it.
Now, Gabby Union is over at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City reading Stacey Dash her rights in a similar fashion.
We all recall Stacey Dash's foolish recent remarks saying BET and Black History Month should be abolished. She said recently on Fox News:
"We have to make up our minds; either we want to have segregation or integration. If we don’t want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards, and the [NAACP] Image Awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black. If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It’s a double standard. Just like there shouldn’t be a Black History Month. We’re American, that’s it."
The actress, who previously co-starred on BET's "The Game," was promptly roasted and educated by everyone. Including BET themselves.
Now, Gabby has clapped back. While at the premiere for The Birth of a Nation, the Nat Turner story, the movie's co-star and BET's "Being Mary Jane" star was asked about the former "Clueless" star's take on what she sees as a double standard in race relations.
“Who’s that? Who’s Stacey Dash? Is she like related to Dame Dash? Was she on Roc-A-Fella? I heard of a crazy lady once, but I don’t know what her name is” she said.
Ha. Gabby continued:
“If you don’t see yourself reflected in mainstream awards, you tend to create your own. Until there is no longer a need for that, I celebrate the ALMAs, the same way I celebrate the Country Music Awards, and the same way I celebrate the BET Awards and the Image Awards, which we’ll all be at in a couple of weeks. The more that we focus on inclusion and a true representation of this country, I think that crazy lady will have less to say.”
Bloop. Enough said.
Check out Gabby's interview below with the Associated Press: