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Stacey Dash 'shocked' by 'fury' over Mitt Romney support

7:43 AM, Oct 10, 2012   |    comments
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Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY

Stacey Dash told Piers Morgan on his CNN show Tuesday night that her support for Mitt Romney has provoked some serious negative feedback.

The Clueless actress tweeted her political opinion on Sunday, writing: "Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future."

She was immediately slammed with Tweets attacking her. One example: "Wait Stacey Dash is voting for Romney? You get a lil money and you forget that you're black and a woman. Two things Romney hates."

And one of the latest came from Samuel L. Jackson, who said, "Wait, did Stacey Dash Really endorse Romney today?! REALLY????! Is she CRA...........??!"

Dash, 46, told Morgan last night, "I really don't understand the fury. I don't get it. ... I was shocked, really shocked. But you can't expect everyone to agree with you."

Dash explained to Morgan that she was a Democrat and voted for Barack Obama in the last election, but now, "I want the next four years to be different." And she says, "It's my right as an American citizen. ... I chose him not by the color of his skin, but the content of his character."

She says that she saw Romney and his wife on Meet the Press, and "they seemed authentic and genuine in what they said about the country. And the need for us to be united and move forward."

Dash said Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, called her Tuesday and told her she was brave. He tweeted his thanks to her, saying, "Had a great conversation with @REALStaceyDash this afternoon. Thank you for your support!"

And there has been other positive support from fans, too. TV game show host Chuck Woolery tweeted: "Stacey Dash, a beautiful young black woman, demeaned by the left, because she is for Romney. Hollywood, It's a tough place to speak U'r mind."

USA TODAY

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