Actress Stacey Dash, who has starred in everything from the 90's hit Clueless to CSI, prompted a firestorm on Twitter after publicly endorsing Republican nominee Mitt Romney, and then standing by her opinion.
"Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future. @mittromney @teamromney #mittromney #VOTE #voteromney," Dash wrote on her official Twitter page, accompanied by a photo of herself with an American flag.
Not long after, presumed Obama supporters began insulting Dash for her opinion, saying she isn't "black" enough, several even asking if the actress would just "kill herself."
One man wrote: "This hurts but you a Romney lover and you slutting yourself to the white man only proves why no black man married u @REALStaceyDash."
As news of Dash's treatment spread, however, First Amendment-lovers nationwide began voicing their support for the actress using the hashtag #ISupportStaceyDash.
Twitchy captured some of the worst responses to Dash's Romney endorsement (content warning):
And here are a few more (content warning):
But Dash was apparently undeterred by the cruel reaction, and sent a number of sarcastic responses to the worst offenders, wrote a tweet reminding that she is entitled to her own opinion, and-- to top it off-- re-tweeted a Romney campaign message.
"Women have had enough of @BarackObama’s disappointment. We need new leadership to get our economy growing again..." the re-tweeted message reads.
Here a few of the top #ISupportStaceyDash tweets:
And a few more:
One man summed it up as a choice between Republican Utah congressional nominee Mia Love and Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke.
"#ISupportStaceyDash regardless of whether she gets a phone call form
#Obama or not," another wrote, highlighting the stark contrast between how quickly Fluke was propped up after being called a "slut" for advocating taxpayer-funded birth control, and how quickly Republican Stacey Dash was dragged through the mud for failing to support Obama in 2012.