After tweeting her support for presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Stacey Dash created quite the media splash and backlash over her encouragement of Romney.
Stacey Dash is most popularly known for her part in the movie "Clueless" where she played Dionne Marie Davenport, Newsday reported. Currently, Dash is facing a large amount of criticism after a tweet she posted last Sunday. In the tweet Dash publicly declared her support for Romney and encouraged others to vote for him through a tweet that said, "Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future." After tweeting this is when Dash started to experience all the negativity from twitter users, CNN reported.
The criticism Dash has been receiving has been primarily based on the fact that Dash is an African American woman and that she should be voting for Obama and not Romney. According to CNN, in the 2008 presidential election, Dash states that she did vote for Obama. However, she went on to say, "I don't vote because of race or skin color... at that time he was the best candidate, It's different this time." Nonetheless, social media users are still angered and confused by Dash's chose both because she's African American but also because she's a woman.
In general, there is still a lot of backlash surrounding Dash's race and gender and what sort of influence those elements should have on her political stance. Although Dash has received primarily negative responses to her tweets, she has received support from Sandra Fluke, CNN reported. Fluke is a law student at Georgetown who became the talk of the media in February 2012 after she was denied by Republicans to speak about the importance of having insurance plans cover birth control at the House of Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Fluke tweeted about her frustration over the criticism surrounding Dash by writing, "So disappointed to see people attacking @REALStaceyDash for voicing her opinion. Disagree politically, but #racist attacks are unacceptable."
Shortly after all the backlash and the media storm, Dash tweeted, "My humble opinion... EVERYONE is entitled to one." Despite all the negativity Dash has received for publicly supporting Romney, she is maintaining her stance on the issue.