Stacey Dash: 'I want to be president'
Stacey Dash has dreams of becoming president of the U.S. despite causing controversy with her conservative views.
The "Clueless" star frequently offers up her opinions about issues in America including climate change, the Oscars race debate and equal pay, and on Wednesday, she stirred up controversy again by suggesting transgender people should use bushes as a bathroom.
She was responding to the backlash following newly-introduced legislation in Mississippi and North Carolina, which mandates transgender people must relieve themselves in communal restrooms designated for the gender they were at birth.
"Go in the bushes," she said in an ET Online interview. "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."
The 49-year-old has faced a lot of backlash for her viewpoints and she is now claiming it is negatively affecting her acting career, stating, "I've been blacklisted in Hollywood!"
"My agency dropped me because of my politics," she continues. "They told me that when they pitched me, casting directors would say, 'We give you credit for pitching her with a straight face'. It makes me so angry."
However, despite the drop in career opportunities, Stacey is urging conservatives in Hollywood to come forward and express their opinions.
"Republicans in Hollywood hide," she adds. "I'm challenging them to stand up and have courage. I won't be scared into submission."
And the actress is already looking towards a new career path.
"I'm going to run for president one day," she says. "I had a dream about 15 years ago that I was siting on the lawn of the White House, having a picnic with my family. That's what I'm going for."