Actress under fire after controversial rape comments


US actress Stacey Dash has come under fire after making some very controversial comments about rape on national TV.

The Clueless star was appearing on Outnumbered as a panellist, to discuss a recent news story reporting how female students at the University of Virginia have been told to avoid parties as part of a campaign to end sexual violence.

Stacey quickly weighed in with her opinions, shocking her fellow panellists, saying: “I think it’s a good thing for the good girls to be told to stay home, be safe. The other bad girls – bad women – are the ones who like to be naughty, might go out and play and get hurt and then, you know…”

She added: “But the other thing about this is that it then blames the alcohol instead of the person who over-drinks. So it’s like, the same thing with guns. Guns don’t kill people; people kill people. Alcohol doesn’t get you drunk; you get yourself drunk.”

Many viewers got the impression that Stacey was trying to say that rape victims are responsible for their assault, and took to Twitter to blast the actress for her comments.

“Stacey Dash’s soul is dead. How dare you say that about myself and other rape victims?” wrote one user.

Meanwhile, another commented: “Remember when Clueless was a good movie Stacey Dash was in, not a description of her remarks about rape? That was nice, I miss that.”

Stacey has yet to comment on the controversy, but we’ll be interested to see how she explains herself out of this one.