Democrats outnumber Republicans in California’s 30th congressional district — which represents rich L.A. suburbs like Santa Monica, Malibu, and Beverly Hills — 48 percent to 26 percent, according to the Los Angeles Times. But there’s one high-profile resident of the Fightin’ 30th who isn’t afraid to voice her support for Mitt Romney: Dionne Davenport, fashionista and graduate of Beverly Hills’ Bronson Alcott High School. Or, at least, Stacey Dash, the actress who played Dee in the big screen and TV versions of Clueless.
Fresh off the pages of EW’s Reunions Issue, Dash made waves yesterday when she tweeted a Romney endorsement. “Vote for Romney,” she wrote, calling the candidate “The only choice for your future.” Dash included a photo of herself posing against a giant American Flag backdrop at the end of her message.
The reaction on Twitter was swift and snarky. Def Poetry Jam alum Bassey Ikpi took aim at 46-year-old Dash’s unlined face, quipping, “I knew it! When you asked Rumplestiltskin for eternal youth, you had to give him your common sense. Damn that Mr. Gold!” Patrik Sandberg, a senior editor at V Magazine, chose to quote Clueless instead: “Stacey Dash is endorsing Mitt Romney? Well there goes her social life.” Many users tossed out jokes about Dash being unemployed — last year, she exited VH1’s Single Ladies after a single season — or made reference to Dash’s race.
For her part, Dash is sticking to her (2nd Amendment-approved) guns. Since the Twitter storm broke, the actress has retweeted a few supportive messages from Romney advocates and defended her initial tweet: “My humble opinion… EVERYONE is entitled to one.” She’s also asked us repeatedly not to call her “woman.”