Last Friday, I had all intentions of joining BET and the rest of the free world in the dragging of Stacey Dash. I was going to grab a section of her edges and help to make her regret those ill-assessed, hypocritical opinions. However, because I am the mother of a two year old, I was distracted by far more important things like the fact that a new episode of Lion Guard was on The Disney Channel. So instead of writing about my complete disdain for her less than intelligent rhetoric, I kicked it with the coolest two year old alive.
I thought the moment had passed and I had missed my opportunity. But then, in comes my girl Gabrielle Union, like Elsa on a high cascade of frozen ice. She came through with her pretty smile and high cheek bones, scattering a mixture of #blackgirlmagic and Stacey-shade like glitter. And I lived.
For those of you who missed it, Gabs was on the red carpet at the Sundance Film Festival, answering questions for an Associated Press reporter following the premier of Birth of a Nation, a film where Gabrielle has a supporting role. The reporter asks Gabby her thoughts on Stacey Dash's “ban BET and Black History Month” comments. Gabby responds:
Dead. They had to mop me up.
This was the best possible response. The comedic timing on THAT response was flawless. Not only did she slide in a plug for her movie, but she also inferred the thoughts that all of Black America were thinking, “Until there is inclusion, there's nothing wrong with celebrating yourself.”
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