Written by Wall Street Journal Staff
Actress Stacey Dash (“Clueless”) tweeted her support for presidential candidate Mitt Romney Sunday, writing “Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future.” She included a photo of herself wearing a red swimsuit, standing in front of the American flag.
The tweet, which has been retweeted more than 5,000 times, sparked a range of responses on Twitter, both for and against Dash’s view. But the Twitter reaction also included racially charged tweets leveled at Dash, who is of mixed race, which in turn prompted others (even if they didn’t agree with Dash’s presidential endorsement) to support her right to express her opinion without being subject to racist tweets.
The endorsement by Dash comes after a recent WSJ/NBC poll showed President Obama had the support of 94% of African-Americans, while Romney had 0%.
Read some of the Twitter conversation below.