Watch Meredith Viera Read Stacey Dash on the Wage Gap
Fox News newest mascot, Clueless star Stacey Dash, is still clueless as hell. Dash was a guest on the Meredith Viera Show because why? We have no clue.
As no surprise to anyone on earth, Dash made a slew of really dumb statements on things she has no clue about, like equal pay between women and men.
Viera confronted Dash on her opposition on the video Rita Wilson appeared in about wage inequality in Hollywood.
Dash had this to say:
“Because I feel like it’s an excuse. It’s the same thing with race. It’s an excuse. Stop making excuses. If there are opportunities, seize them. And be prepared for them. And be the best, if that’s what it takes. If you have to be extraordinary, be extraordinary.”
Because Stacey Dash is extraordinary at everything. But okay. On with the rest of the interview.
When Viera points out the fact women make 78 cents on the dollar and that her 22-year-old daughter won’t see equal pay until she’s like 60. You know, basically clarifying the wage gap as a real longtime issue in our culture, the real stats and passion Viera offered didn’t move Dash at all.
“I don’t know if that’s true.”
Viera went, “No you desperate trick! It’s a fact!” Well Viera didn’t really say that. That’s what I wanted her say. She actually said, “That’s true. That’s documented.”
“I know that the numbers are true, but I feel like your daughter will be able to make as much money as she wants in her life. Just like you are. I mean, look at you. You’re successful.” Dash says.
Viera explained to the “suddenly I’m super conservative for a Fox News check” Dash for many years she wasn’t getting paid the same rate as men.
And here goes Stacey:
“And you think it’s because you’re a woman?”
Viera said she thinks that has a lot to do with it.
And there went Dash sharing her vast knowledge of the facts on gender inequality and systemic issues in America:
“I guess I won’t put my fate into anything other than my own actions and taking my destiny in my hands. I will not play victim to anything.”
“I’m not saying I’m a victim. I’m pissed. I don’t want to be a victim,” Viera said followed by thunderous applause from the audience..
And with a little ‘tude in her voice and posture, Dash tries to make an intellectual comeback. “If you want to be pissed off about it, then be pissed off about it and work harder for it. But I don’t think us, you know, complaining about it, helps because there was a law passed that we get paid equal pay.”
Right, Stacey Dash. Because legislation manages to trickle down every time and have real effects in corporate America.
Viera closes out the debate just before going to commercial.
“Except we don’t. But, we don’t. We don’t! We don’t! We don’t.”
Reading is fundamental and there’s no shade in truth. Thank you, Meredith!