Stacey Dash is stepping out of the political limelight and even issuing an apology for her past outspoken support of former President Donald Trump.
In an interview with The Daily Mail published Thursday, the Clueless star said anger is what drove her political stance and motivated her to be a conservative media contributor.
“I’ve lived my life being angry, which is what I was on Fox News,” said Dash, who currently stars in the Nick Loeb-directed drama Roe v. Wade. “I was the angry, conservative, Black woman. And at that time in my life, it was who I was. I realized in 2016 that anger is unsustainable and it will destroy you. I made a lot of mistakes because of that anger.” Dash was dropped as a pundit in 2017.
Not offering specifics, Dash told The Daily Mail in a combination of video and print remarks that she was sorry. “Things that I did say, that I should not have said them the way I said them,” Dash explained. “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.”
As for her time at Fox News, Dash said it was her job to support the right-wing narrative. “I’m not a victim of anyone. Working for Fox at the time, that was my job. I did my job from the place I was at. Stacey now would never work at Fox, would never work for a news network or be a news contributor.”
Dash added, “Being a supporter of Trump has put me in some kind of box that I don’t belong in. But he’s not the president. I’m going to give the president that we have right now a chance.”