Stacey Dash finally came to her senses!
Last night, the “Clueless” star apologized for the harsh comments she made last week about the difference between “good girls” and “naughty girls” getting raped.
During one of Fox News’ regularly intolerable “Outnumbered” episodes, the topic of sororities being banned from going to parties came up as a hot topic due to the number of college rapes and sexual assaults that have made headlines in recent years. She now calls her original views on the subject a “failed attempt at humor.”
“I think it’s a good thing, for the good girls, to you know…Women, sorry, not to be told, ‘stay home, be safe.’ The other bad girls—bad women—or the ones who like to be naughty might go out and play and and get hurt. But the other thing about this is,” she said. “It then blames the alcohol instead of the person who overdrinks, so you know, it’s like, the same thing with guns. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Alcohol doesn’t get you drunk, you get yourself drunk.”
As we stated last week, she was trying to offer some tough love on why girls ought to be careful when they are drinking, but her stance came across as victim-blaming and her words terribly placed. To be fair, all the Fox News correspondents were very inconsiderate.
Last night, on her official Facebook page, Dash wrote a personal message in response to the controversy, and issued an apology. She included that she herself had been sexually abused and feels the real issue at hand is the “objectification of women”. That’s one statement from Dash we can stand behind. Read her full statement below:
“LET ME BE CLEAR: I am a victim of physical and sexual abuse. My point was that there IS NO EXCUSE for a man taking advantage of women under any circumstances. I believe that these universities focusing on alcohol consumption as a means to stop evil behavior takes the focus off the real issue of the objectification of women and how that can be prevented. I apologize to anyone who believed I was blaming the victims of these horrible acts.”
Dash doesn’t usually step down from the political statements that she makes, but because she felt misconstrued and has experienced what many other women have, she felt compelled to speak up this time.