In an exclusive interview with DailyMailTV, former political pundit Stacey Dash apologized for the offensive comments she once made.
The Clueless star says the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol was a turning point for her. In the interview, she denounced her old news channel, Fox News, and says he is no longer a supporter of Donald Trump.
Dash was hired by Fox News in 2014 but fired in 2016 after she claimed Barack Obama didn’t “give a shit about terrorism,” among other polarizing statements. She says the network typecasted her as the “angry, conservative, Black woman.” She admits that during that time in her life, she was precisely that. Now she is apologizing for her behavior and vows to stay out of politics.
“I realized in 2016 that anger is unsustainable and it will destroy you,” Dash said. “I made a lot of mistakes because of that anger.”
She added, “There are things that I am sorry for. Things that I did say, that I should not have said them the way I said them. They were very arrogant and prideful and angry. And that’s who Stacey was, but that’s not who Stacey is now. Stacey’s someone who has compassion, empathy. God has forgiven me; how dare I not forgive someone else. I don’t want to be judged, so how dare I judge anyone else. So if anyone has ever felt that way about me, like I’ve judged, that I apologize for because that’s not who I am.”
Once, an ardent Trump supporter, the actress said that the Capitol riot was the last straw for her. She urged conservatives to “give the new president a chance.”
“I think the Capitol Riots were appalling,” she said. ‘When that happened, I was like ‘Ok, I’m done. I’m truly done.’ Because senseless violence of any kind I denounce. What happened on January 6 was just appalling and stupid.”
The 52-year-old old admitted she is eager to revive her acting career, feeling that she’s been blacklisted from the industry over her conservative views. One of her dreams, she says, is to play a superhero in an action movie eventually.