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"I don’t need to be disrespectful to disagree"

Aug, 26, 2017

When most celebrities get in trouble on social media, they excuse it by saying they were hacked.

Not Stacey Dash.

The former Fox News contributor is now blaming her intern for the harsh tweet aimed at Rep. Maxine Waters earlier this week. The comment was in response to an article about Waters’ Black Girls Rock speech, which was televised earlier this week.

“This is how you spin a corrupt media buffoon sucking up her late in life 15 minutes,” the tweet read.

Waters used her speech to remind the black women in the room that she is not to be taken lightly: “They would have me believe I'm too black, too confrontational, I'm too tough and I'm too disrespectful of them,” she said to the crowd of black women and girls.

“But now, I know I'm simply a strong black woman. I am you and you are me. We have power, we have influence, we can do things others have told us we can't do. I don't care how big you are, I don't care how high you think you are. If you come for me I'm coming for you.”

Dash took to Twitter on Friday to clarify that she did not send the tweet.

“Let me clarify that an intern wrongly used ‘buffoon’ in a recent tweet,” she wrote. “I don’t need to be disrespectful to disagree.”

Dash was dropped from Fox News as a pundit earlier this year.