Stacey Dash: My Job Offers In Hollywood ‘Dried Up’ When I Became Conservative

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Stacey Dash said Hollywood blames conservatives for everything that’s wrong in the world.

Stacey Dash, from "Clueless," is Barbadian, African American and Mexican. (Photo: Getty Images)

(Photo: Getty Images)

“It’s very antagonistic,” the actress said during an interview with the Hollywood Reporter. “According to them, conservatives are responsible for everything bad.”

Dash — who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 — said her acting offers dried up when she became a conservative. (RELATED: Stacey Dash Thinks Transgender People Should Just Pee In The Bushes)

“They completely dried up.”

“Everybody tells me I’m racist,” she added. “I’m a black Mexican. It’s absurd. White casting people have actually said to me, ‘You’re not black enough.’ It’s the same as stereotyping white people, with ugly sweaters at Christmas and grandma drunk on eggnog. That’s not white people, and now they say black people have to think, act, speak and look a certain way in order be black enough.”

“I came out as a conservative and everybody shut the door on me. I lost friends and family. What I did not lose is my dignity and my strength.”

Dash added that it was “worth the trade-off.”

“Conservatives are open-minded and honest, and far from racist,” she continued. “They’re the ones who give private money to communities and churches so people can do better.”

“My advice to any young actor is make sure it’s the only thing you want to do, because it is so difficult. And if you’re conservative, it’s even more difficult. But stand up for what you believe in.”

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