Fox's Stacey Dash: Kanye Should Try Prison Before Comparing Paparazzi to Rape

Fox News contributor Stacey Dash riled up the New York Daily News when the show Outnumbered focused on rapper Kanye West's odd remarks that compared dealing with the paparazzi to rape. (Much like actress Charlize Theron.) Fox’s Sandra Smith asked: “Should we be a little more forgiving of them? Are they saying things in the heat of the moment that they don’t really mean?”

Dash shot back: “I don’t know if they mean it or not, but forKanye to say 'rape,' maybe he needs to spend some time on Rikers Island. Go to Rikers for a little while and then he'll know what rape is." (Video below)

"I don't get celebrities not understanding that the paparazzi are doing their job," she said on Fox. She said she's found that if you treat photographers with kindness, they'll leave you alone. 

On July 5, West told an audience in London “I want to bring my family to the movies without 30 motherf--kers following me...Everybody here, they like sex, right? Sex is great when you and your partner are like, ‘Hey, this is what we both want to do.’ But if one of those people don't want to do that, what is that called? That's called rape. That is called violation.”

On Monday, The New York Post reviewed Dash’s newfound political pundit status:


When the former Democrat publicly switched parties in 2012, she was deluged. “I made my choice to vote for Mitt Romney and I tweeted something at 10 o’clock at night, and the next day, my life changed,” says Dash, who felt Obama hadn’t revitalized the economy.

“People said I should kill myself, they called me an Uncle Tom, said I don’t think I’m black, [that] I don’t like black people, which to me is absurd,” Dash says.

“Because I’m black, I should have to vote for the black president? It doesn’t make sense.”

Dash later enraged the Twittersphere when she posted a message of support for accused racist Paula Deen in June 2013: “God does everything for a reason @Paula_Deen. Only God can judge your heart BTW my daughter loves your show (only way she can get me to cook).”

Earlier, she tweeted about Jay Z and Beyoncé’s decision to vacation in Cuba: “Do you care that The Jay-Z’s have taken the capital you have given them and funded a communist oppressive regime?”

Dash doesn’t take it back. “When I tweet something, I’ve given it great thought and it’s what I believe. Yes, it is my humble opinion and they can take it or leave it, but I do stand up for what I believe in.”

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis