Controversial actress Stacey Dash is weighing in on the highly charged conversation over which bathroom transgender people should be able to use. According to the "Clueless" star turned Fox News pundit, they maybe shouldn’t be able to use a bathroom at all.
“OK, then go in the bushes. I don’t know what to tell you, but I’m not gonna put my child’s life at risk because you want to change a law,” Dash said in a sit-down interview with ET on Wednesday. “So that you can be comfortable with your beliefs -- which means I have to change my beliefs and my rights? No.”
Dash’s remarks came the same day Massachusetts cleared a bill that would ban discrimination in bathrooms and other public accommodations on the basis of gender identity, a measure the state’s Republican governor is expected to sign into law. Several other Republican governors, meanwhile, are digging in their heels to keep transgender people out of the bathrooms that correspond with their gender identities.
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Dash called the current effort by LGBT advocates to win transgender protections across the country “tyranny by the minority” and claimed being transgender is a choice.
“Why do I have to suffer because you can’t decide what you wanna be that day?” Dash said. “It’s your body! So, it’s your decision, right? We all make choices.”
It’s hardly the first time Dash has made headlines for her remarks. Earlier this year, Dash called for the elimination of Black History Month and the BET Awards. In the same interview in which she said transgender people should “go in the bushes,” Dash criticized Lady Gaga for being a “hypocrite” and using her anti-bullying campaign, the Born This Way Foundation, to promote her “liberal agenda.”
“It’s true. It is. And that’s what Hollywood does,” Dash said. “Hollywood pushed a liberal agenda to the rest of the country. And whether we like it or not, Hollywood dictates the culture of the country.”