Stacey Dash drew outrage on Sunday when she took to Twitter to express her support for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
“Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future,” the actress wrote in a post that was accompanied by a photo of her in front of an American flag wearing a red dress.
Dash, 46, who recently reunited with the cast of her film “Clueless” for this week’s Entertainment Weekly cover, most recently played Val Stokes in the first season of VH1’s drama “Single Ladies” but did not return for the second season.
The “Clueless” star took a ton of heat on Twitter from Obama supporters, many of whom bashed the African-American actress for not supporting the president in his reelection. “@REALStaceyDash You’re an unemployed black woman endorsing @MittRomney. You’re voting against yourself thrice. You poor beautiful idiot,” Tretista Kelverian wrote on Twitter in response.
“I guess Clueless star Stacey Dash endorsing Mitt Romney shows that she is indeed clueless,” Just Plain Mary chimed in.
Some unlikely figures rose to her defense, however. Politically minded rapper Talib Kweli supported Dash’s right to express herself, even if he himself supports Barack.
“[Am] I the only one that finds it hilarious that Stacey Dash supports Romney? Y’all mad? That makes it funnier to me,” Talib wrote on the social-networking site.