Yes, the comments recently made by Actress/FOX News Contributor Stacey Dash left me speechless, to say the least. But I can’t say that I was surprised to hear them. When it comes to social issues or any hot topic in our society, I can always depend on a select few to stir the pot and get folks upset. Whether it’s their intention to do so or not, these public figures are experts at keeping their names in the headlines. Which makes me wonder, is that a bad thing?
Hear me out.
I hardly ever agree with the views made by the individuals who are located in the feature image of this post. In my opinion, most of their points come from a place of disdain and lack of empathy for things that may not affect them personally. Which leaves them in hot water, because smug arrogance will always lose to humility (even if it’s disingenuous). However, I have to respect the fact that they are brave enough to voice their opinion on national television. Yes, I respect their bravery not their views. I mean, anyone (myself included) can log onto their perspective social media accounts and go toe-to-toe with a hand full of folks who disagree with their post, but how many people can truly stand the wrath of a thousand plus viewers everyday? Oh, and I’m sure that these public figures are well aware of what they are signing up for when they get in front of the camera, but a lot of the obscene comments/threats that I see online in response to their views are uncalled for and a waste of time. Why? Because these personalities know exactly what they’re doing.
It’s called trolling: making a deliberately offensive or provocative online posting with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them. Like I said, I’m not sure if these personalities are always aware of the backlash to come from their statements, but if you disagree, then just agree to disagree and relax. Networks put them on TV for a reason and that’s why they are still on TV. So these petitions to get them off of their perspective shows are also a waste, because it’s just going to give your favorite TV villains extra promotion and more traffic to the networks. Besides, I would rather hear them share some rhetoric that I disagree with than see some political thespian on TV everyday pandering to folks just to get their money and/or vote.