Fox News has decided not to renew Dash's contract, The Hill reported on Saturday. The network, which recently announced the hire of former U.K. Independence Party head Nigel Farage ("Mr. Brexit," to Donald Trump), also terminated the contracts of columnist George Will, who left the Republican Party in June, Republican strategist Ed Rollins, journalist Martin Kalb and columnist and radio commentator Cal Thomas.
Dash, the conservative-leaning actress and alumna of Paramus High School most widely known for her role in the 1995 film "Clueless" opposite Alicia Silverstone, joined Fox News as a contributor in 2014. During that time, Dash, who appeared on various Fox programs including "Outnumbered," often drew the ire of social media. She was criticized for her controversial statements about the Oscars (she rejected a boycott of the ceremony due to lack of diversity in the nominees and later appeared in a Oscars bit as the new director of a minority outreach program, Black History Month (she doesn't think it should exist) and BET (she doesn't think it should exist, either).
In 2015, Fox suspended Dash after she used profanity in criticizing an address President Barack Obama delivered in the wake of the San Bernardino shooting. In 2016, Dash suggested that transgender people should go to the bathroom "in the bushes" rather than use bathrooms corresponding to their gender.
Dash's memoir, "There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative," addressed the advent of her relationship with Fox, which arrived at a good time for her, after she endorsed Mitt Romney for president in 2012 with a highly scrutinized tweet. (Dash said she had voted for Obama in 2008.)
"On the day that I spent my very last dollar," she wrote, "the Fox check came."
So far, Dash, who turned 50 on Friday -- she shares a birthday with Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway -- has not addressed her contract with Fox on her Twitter account or blog. (As of Sunday evening, her last tweet was about a story from the Women's March on Washington.) Her Twitter bio still described her as a "@Foxnews Contributor."
When Twitter got wind of the news on Sunday, the reaction from Dash's critics had her name trending for hours. Some figured the actress was just trending for another controversial comment, but when they learned the real reason, they said there was cause for celebration -- or at least mockery.
Fox News Cuts Prominent Conservative Contributors George Will, Stacey Dash, and Others
Fox News has reportedly cut ties with several of their regular contributors and commentators.
According to the Hill, George Will, Stacey Dash, and Ed Rollins are among the most high-profile contributors who did not have their contracts renewed with the network.
An ongoing feud has strained the relationship between iconic columnist Will and Fox News primetime mainstay Bill O’Reilly in recent months. O’Reilly has thrown shade at Will over his decision to go #NeverTrump and leave the Republican Party during the 2016 election, and he has continued to throw barbs at Will in the months since then.
Ms. Dash is a conservative commentator who became famous for her acting in the 90’s comedy Clueless. Dash would occasionally give her unvarnished thoughts on Outnumbered, which drove conversation at times, while sparking controversy at others.
Rollins frequently appeared on Fox to discuss Republican strategy, based on his experience advising and directing the Reagan-Bush campaign of 1984. He currently works as the chairman of the pro-President Trump Great America PAC.
Stacey Dash Got Fired From Fox News On Her Day Off
No good deed goes unpunished. The Conservative's biggest mouthpiece for PR stunts just got booted from the most conservative news network. Find out about Stacey Dash getting cut from Fox News inside...
Just when Stacey Dash thought her job was secure with Trump getting into the highest office, not so much.
The Hill reports Fox News decided not to renew a few contracts, including hers. Longtime political commentator George Will and Republican strategist Ed Rollins also won't be entering the Fox News building again, this according to a network spokesperson.
50-Year-Old Stacey was signed by the network in 2014 and appeared on the daily afternoon show "Outnumbered."
If you haven't caught on to the dictator ways of our new POTUS, it's time to get woke. He's been monsterizing, belittling, and discrediting media since day one, something that dictators throughout world history have done when they know credible media can destroy their propaganda filled platform. It's the first steps to disbanding and controlling media in general. When that happens, those media properties no longer become the vehicles for information that the public needs. Trump's administration has an agenda, one directly in line with Fox News. In order for them to stay best buds, we wouldn't be shocked if Fox got rid of anyone who doesn't promote that agenda.
Further proof -- Fox hired a VERY vocal trump supporter on Friday as well. The Hill reports:
On Friday, Fox announced the signing of former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage as a contributor.
Farage is a major backer of Brexit and outspoken supporter of President Trump.
We also can't help but worry about another possibility. Was Stacey "let go" because Trump is making room for her in his least qualified Cabinet of all time? At the rate these Cabinet appointments are going....
Meanwhile, the Twitter dragging is very real.