Fox Contributor: ‘I Was Appalled’ By Patricia Arquette’s Wage Gap Speech

Fox News contributor Stacey Dash said she was “appalled” by Patricia Arquette’s Oscar acceptance speech in which the actress spoke out in support of wage equality for women.

Dash’s comments, made during an appearance Monday on “Fox & Friends,” were part of a discussion about the politicization of the Oscars.

“I was appalled,” said Dash, an actress who has appeared in such movies as “Clueless” and “Paper Soldiers.” “I could not believe it. I mean, first of all, Patricia Arquette needs to do her history. In 1963, Kennedy passed an equal pay law. It’s still in effect. I didn’t get the memo that I didn’t have any rights.”

As for the other actors who touched on political, social and racial issues, Dash was equally dismayed. She pined for a bygone era of Oscar celebrations and, in her woeful lament, brought up reality TV star Donald Trump who had also appeared on “Fox & Friends” and criticized the Oscars.

“And then — everyone else — I just — I agree with Mr. Trump,” Dash said. “I miss the glamour, the elegance, the class, the majesty of the Oscars. You know, I’m an actress, I’ve dreamed about it my whole life and it just seems to be going away.”

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