Controversial Fox News contributor and Clueless actress Stacey Dash recently gave an interview to People magazine to promote the upcoming release of her memoir, There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative. During the interview, Dash spoke out in support of Second Amendment rights:
‘”A gun saved my life,” she claimed, detailing the tragic rape by her abuser, who is also the father of her now 25-year-old son. “He had a gun to my head and I thought, ‘My son is in that crib right there.'”
For Dash, it is this experience that causes her to cling tightly to her Second Amendment rights, and rightfully so. Dash didn’t kill her abuser, but she shot at him and, luckily, it was enough to scare him off. And in that situation, a gun most definitely did help her. She explained,
‘That’s why my Second Amendment rights will not be taken away from me.’
Dash said that she was physically abused on a regular basis throughout their relationship, something that obviously still plagues her today.
She also went on to tell People that she was molested at just 4-years-old by a family member and, in an effort to cope, began abusing drugs at the age of 16. She said about her experience:
‘I couldn’t find happiness. It got to a point where I didn’t even want to live anymore. The voice in my head was saying, “There’s nothing here for you.”‘
The now far-right conservative recalled almost having an abortion, saying:
‘When I got pregnant, I was doing a lot of drugs and I didn’t want to live. I wanted to die. I was going to have an abortion. I was crying and I said to God, “Please tell me what to do.” And God told me, “Keep your son.” I ripped the IV out of my arm and I said, “I’m keeping my son.”‘
And while you may be thinking Stacey Dash’s tumultuous start at life would cause her to be more empathetic toward people who don’t have things so easy, that’s sadly not the case.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Dash sparked headlines with comments she made about North Carolina’s recent HB2 law, as well as similar ones passed in states like South Carolina and Mississippi.
In her memoir set to come out in June, Stacey Dash criticizes Caitlyn Jenner — an openly transgender woman — for using the women’s bathroom.
Dash, who isn’t shy about her support of the North Carolina law that maintains people use the bathroom that corresponds with their sex at birth, had this to say:
‘It’s tyranny by the minority. Why do I have to suffer because you can’t decide what you wanna be that day?’
Later, she went on to shock interviewers by saying:
‘Okay, then go in the bushes. I don’t know what to tell you, but I’m not gonna put my child’s life at risk because you want to change a law. So that you can be comfortable with your beliefs — which means I have to change my beliefs and my rights? No.’