Ask Clueless actress Stacey Dash who this week tweeted out her support for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney along with an image of herself in a bikini. She got lots of hateful response, mainly from her fellow black many of the response was misogynistic.
From a review of the attacks, it doesn’t appear that many or any non-blacks attacked her for her political preference. She replied to most of the assault on Twitter with an “LOL” and eventually went on CNN to address it.
“I don’t get it…I was shocked, saddened,” she told CNN’s Piers Morgan.
Seriously, Lindsay Lohan just declared she support Mitt Romney too but no one cares.
In reply, Tamera tweeted then later deleted:
Some came to her rescue…
And then Adam went back and forth with a few …
Finally, fed up, Adam went IN….
As a Center Right Independent person who writes about politics for national audiences and have criticized the president in my writing on occasion (even though I am critical of Mitt Romney much too), I have had several hate letters, emails and Twitter attacks calling me all sorts of names from C*nt, to Uncle Tom etc etc.
At one point, I used to get one a month. It stings at first, but I’ve learned that when you put yourself and your opinions out there for wide consumption by a large group of people and are perceived to be in a position of influence because of that wide reach, you will ultimately reach large swabs of folks who will not agree.
Some of those people are simple, narrow-minded, bigoted, racist, and have linear and limited experience that prohibits them from accepting others and not showing disdain for anyone they disagree with…and from behind the comfort of their computer screens, anyone can say smack “@” you that they wouldn’t DARE say to your face.