Earlier this week Stacey Dash endorsed Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney on Twitter and told her 300,000 plus followers that he “is the only choice for your future.” She was reciprocated with a firestorm of tweets bashing her for supporting the conservative candidate despite her disadvantages as a Black, unemployed woman.
Though liberals like Russell Simmons and Sandra Fluke don’t agree with her political views, they stood up for the former Single Ladies star, saying she should not have to endure racially-charged attacks for her personal beliefs. Others commended her for going against the grain, being that President Barack Obama won the African American vote by 95 percent in 2008 and is expected to secure close to 90 percent of the Black vote in November.
However, Stacey managed to shock us more when she named her reasons for going against the grain. On CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, she stated the reasons for her pro-Romney endorsement, which included “the content of his character” and because Mitt and Ann Romney “spoke” to her when she was watching NBC’s Meet The Press.
“When I watched the governor and his wife on Meet the Press with David Gregory, they spoke to me and they seemed authentic and genuine about what they said about this country about the need for us to be united and move forward.”
“Authentic” is not the first word that comes to my mind about someone who has switched their stance on a variety of major issues, including abortion, universal healthcare and gun rights. And “genuine” isn’t an accurate description of someone that claims to be “concerned about the 100 percent of Americans,” but was recorded stating that it is not their “job is not to worry about” 47 percent of Americans.
But Stacey Dash does not stand alone. Here’s a list of the other Hollywood stars that have made some surprising political statements in the past!
Female emcee Nicki Minaj rapped that she was a Republican endorsing Mitt Romney on Lil Wayne’s Dedication 4 mixtape. On the track “Mercy,” she boasted, “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney / You lazy b—-es is f—ing up the economy.”
Her lyrics sounded unusual since her female empowerment and homoerotic raps completely defy the Republican anti-abortion and anti-gay platform.
Nicki later clarified her lyrics, stating that she was being sarcastic.
During a concert on her MNDA tour, Madonna went on a bizarre rant encouraging her fans to re-elect Barack Obama for President, describing him as a strong leader and a “Black Muslim.”
“We have a Black Muslim in the White House … it means there is hope in this country.”
Later on, she released a statement clarifying her erroneous remark, saying that she was deliberately being “ironic” and “facetious” to make a broader point about religious and racial tolerance in America.
During the Republican National Convention, actor Jon Voight voiced his support for Money Mitt and noted the characteristics that he admires about the candidate. He told the Daily Caller:
“I think because of Gov. Romney’s great talents, his great compassion, his great gifts of leadership, he’s going to win this election. The people are going to become aware of these qualities.”
On the contrary, the weeks following the RNC, Romney proved to be quite the opposite, as a video surfaced of him trashing half the nation as government dependent freeloaders that he claims he’ll never convince to “take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
Early last month, actor Chuck Norris and his wife released an anti-Obama video via YouTube, warning Americans that Obama’s re-election will bring on “1,000 years of darkness.”