Stacey Dash is making fun of herself.
At the 2016 Oscars, the actress-turned-Fox News pundit was brought on stage by Chris Rock as the host jokingly introduced her as the "director of our new minority outreach program."
"It's hard to get a job," Chris began. "But let me tell you some good news. The academy has taken steps to fix this problem. That's why it's my honor to introduce the new director of our minority outreach program. Please welcome miss Stacey Dash."
Stacey was laughing as she came out and looked to the audience before saying, "I cannot wait to help my people out. Happy Black History Month!"
The moment was all in an effort to poke fun at herself and her most recent commentary on race. She spoke out last month about her disapproval of the celebration of Black History month.
Stacey, who is of Bajan, African-American and Mexican descent, stated she wanted to do away with the celebration of Black History month.
"Either we want to have segregation or integration," she said on "Fox and Friends." "And if we don't want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards, where you're only awarded if you're black. If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It's a double standard."
For those who did not know about her recent rant, the joke fell flat, and the moment was seen as awkward, but for those who know all about Stacey's controversial comments, it made for a lighter moment in the telecast.
Chris also made light of the Oscars diversity boycott.
Addressing the boycott, Chris went on, "People are like 'Chris you should boycott. Chris you should quit.' How come it's only unemployed people who tell you to quit something? I thought about quitting, but I realized they're going to have the Oscars anyway, and the last thing I need is to lose another job to Kevin Hart," he joked.
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