Stacey Dash has learned the hard way that, when in doubt, leave the humor out.
The co-host of Fox News' Outnumbered took to Facebook today to clarify the remarks she made last week on the show about "good girls" who would benefit from a ban on fraternity parties and the "bad girls" who may still go out and get hurt. Her comments came as the group debated the merits of the University of Virginia banning sorority members from attending fraternity parties as a precaution against sexual assault.
"After a failed attempt at humor about 'good girls' and 'naughty girls,' during my recent appearance on Outnumbered, I transitioned to the very serious issue of men blaming alcohol for their vile behavior," Dash's Facebook post began.
"LET ME BE CLEAR: I am a victim of physical and sexual abuse. My point was that there IS NO EXCUSE for a man taking advantage of women under any circumstances. I believe that these universities focusing on alcohol consumption as a means to stop evil behavior takes the focus off the real issue of the objectification of women and how that can be prevented. I apologize to anyone who believed I was blaming the victims of these horrible acts."
Calling UVA's move "ridiculous," Dash said last week: "I think it's a good thing, for the good girls, to you know...Women, sorry, not to be told, ‘stay home, be safe.' The other bad girls—bad women—or the ones who like to be naughty might go out and play and and get hurt."
"But the other thing about this is," the Clueless star also said, "it then blames the alcohol instead of the person who overdrinks, so you know, it's like, the same thing with guns. Guns don't kill people, people kill people. Alcohol doesn't get you drunk, you get yourself drunk."
Twitter went off on Dash's comments, to say the least, with the majority (or all) interpretations of her comments being that she was suggesting a certain type of girl was more likely to be a victim of rape than another.
Do you find Dash's explanation sincere?