Stacey Dash, the “Clueless” star turned conservative commentator, is out at Fox News Channel, according to the cable network.
Dash, who turned 50 (yes, 50) on Inauguration Day, first made it onto the conservative scene when she endorsed GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney over President Barack Obama during the 2012 election. At the time, the actress tweeted: “Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future.” The backlash was swift, and two years later Fox News swooped in.
“Stacey is an engaging conversationalist whose distinctive viewpoints amongst her Hollywood peers have spawned national debates,” the network said in a statement at the time of Dash’s hiring.
Her job was to provide cultural analysis and commentary. Dash’s views sometimes landed her in hot water, like the time she said “we need to get rid of channels like BET, and the BET Awards and the Image Awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black.”
Since appearing on the network, Dash has said that she’s lost friends, family members and career opportunities in liberal la la land.
Her colleague, Fox News Channel anchor Bill O’Reilly, commiserated during a recent sit-down.
“You have suffered socially and professionally because you don’t toe the liberal line,” O’Reilly said in an interview with the actress in June, around the same time her memoir of being a Republican in Hollywood was released.
“No,” Dash replied. “And I never will.”
There’s no word on why Dash’s contract wasn’t renewed for 2017, but Fox made sure to emphasize that the actress, a staunch supporter of President Trump, hadn’t appeared on the network since September.