And the award for the dumbest comment of the month goes to…Stacey Dash! The actress recently reminded us of just how Clueless she truly is.
During an interview with FOX News’ Outnumbered, Dash shared her thoughts on rape victims, pulling out the whole, “don’t put yourself in a compromising situation” argument, as opposed to the “don’t rape folks” argument. When asked about Dartmouth College’s decision to ban hard alcohol on campus, Stacey suggested college women who are raped are “bad girls.”
Dash started by saying “good” female college students avoid frat parties. As for the bad girls…
“The other bad girls–bad women–are the ones who like to be naughty, might go out and play and get hurt and then, you know…But the other thing about this is that it then blames the alcohol instead of the person who over-drink. So 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.”
The actress must have realized she went a little too far, because she is now backtracking on her Facebook page:
“After a failed attempt at humor about ‘good girls’ and ‘naughty girls,’ during my recent appearance on Outnumbered, I transitioned to the very serious issue of men blaming alcohol for their vile behavior. 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.”
Nice apology, but the comments Dash made on “Outnumbered” definitely don’t sound like she was saying that there is no excuse for a man to take advantage of a woman. More like, ladies, don’t go out and be naughty; and fellas, don’t get drunk and take advantage of people.
What do y’all think?