Stacey Dash Out at Fox News
Downplaying the exit, the network says the 'Clueless' actress has been off the air since September.
Stacey Dash's sporadic career as a Fox News pundit is over, after the network declined to renew her contract.
The sometime-actress and author, an early and vocal Trump supporter, made her Fox News debut in 2014, but hasn't been seen on air since last September. A representative told The Hollywood Reporter that the decision not to renew was taken last fall.
However, as of Sunday, Dash's Twitter profile still listed her role as a Fox News contributor.
Dash is best known for her role in the 1995 film Clueless, but in recent years has become better known for her politics. Since her high-profile decision to vote for the Romney-Ryan ticket instead of Obama-Biden in 2012, Dash, 50, has staked out increasingly conservative positions, reveling in the notoriety on Twitter, as well as on Fox News. In 2015, she was suspended temporarily from the network for swearing on-air in a rant about President Barack Obama. Last year, she created more controversy over her strident views on transgender issues, as well as Middle Eastern immigration into the U.S. following the Orlando, Fla., nightclub shooting.
Given Dash's abrasive persona on social media, some Twitter users, unsurprisingly, took great delight at the news of her exit from Fox News.
Maybe Fox news firing Stacey Dash was just a #alternatefacts— Alisha Cathirell (@Pepsiscrub) January 23, 2017
"Fox Declined to Renew Stacey Dash’s Contract and Twitter Rejoiced with Dank Memes" lmfao— The Great Coppin (@Coppin_Bomb) January 23, 2017
stacey dash wasn't getting movie roles anymore (mostly direct video stuff) so she "became" a con and boosted romney then trump— Oliver Willis (@owillis) January 23, 2017