Fox News announced actress Stacey Dash as a new contributor to Fox News on Wednesday, May 28. Dash is probably best known for her role as Alicia Silverstone’s character’s best friend Dionne in the 1995 cult hit Clueless (as well as the Clueless series that followed).
According to Fox News, Dash will be offering “cultural analysis and commentary across across FOX News’ daytime and prime time programs.”
“Stacey is an engaging conversationalist whose distinctive viewpoints amongst her Hollywood peers have spawned national debates,” Executive Vice President of Programming Bill Shine said in a statement. “We’re pleased to have her join FOX News.”
Dash has made her political beliefs public, garnering a lot of criticism after tweeting an endorsement of then-Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney back in 2012.
— Stacey Dash (@staceydash) October 7, 2012
After Barack Obama won the presidency, she released a statement sharing her thoughts on the future of America, and gave some insight into her political beliefs.
“At the end of the day, we are in this together. This is Our American Family. I do not want to be a part of the hateful voices insulting each other. I want to be a part of the voices that help shape the future. Don’t you?” she wrote. “I voted for the Romney ticket because I was inspired by their promises of working tirelessly to create a strong economy as their first objective. I have other issues that are close to my heart, like equality and women’s rights and the benefits of strong public schools. I realize, on these issues, I’m entirely progressive. There are plenty of moderate Republicans who feel exactly the way I do on these issues. I don’t think we have to trade one for the other. The main objective of our nation must be repairing the economy. All our social concerns must come after this. Without a stable economy, our great nation falls.”
In 2013, she also tweeted her support for Paula Deen.
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)
— Stacey Dash (@staceydash) June 25, 2013
Dash has continued her career in Hollywood since Clueless nearly 20 years ago, including in films like View from the Top and Renaissance Man, and as a guest panelist on the Fox News show Outnumbered.