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Conservative Fox News host Laura Ingraham is rightfully being dragged on Twitter after telling LeBron James and Kevin Durant to “shut up and dribble” after they criticized Donald Trump.

We’ve come to expect dog whistles and subtle racist rhetoric from Fox News, but Ingraham’s intentions were crystal clear on the Thursday (Feb. 15) broadcast of The Ingraham Angle.

The host suggested James and Durant should “shut up” about politics because all they do is “bounce a ball.” She went on to describe their Trump comments as “barely intelligible” and “ungrammatical” and “ignorant.”

“Must they run their mouths like that? Unfortunately, a lot of kids—and some adults—take these ignorant comments seriously.

“Look, there might be a cautionary lesson in LeBron for kids: This is what happens when you attempt to leave high school a year early to join the NBA. And it’s always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid a hundred million dollars a year to bounce a ball.

“Oh, and LeBron and Kevin: You’re great players, but no one voted for you. Millions elected Trump to be their coach. So, keep the political commentary to yourself or, as someone once said, ‘shut up and dribble.'”

Ingraham and Fox News’ latest attempt to silence black athletes on political matters is a response to comments James and Durant made on the web series, Rolling with the Champion.

James said about Trump:

“The No. 1 job in America, the appointed person is someone who doesn’t understand the people. And really don’t give a f*ck about the people.”

James—whose home was vandalized with “n*gger” spray painted on his gate last year—went on to say that fame and money doesn’t shield him from racism and racially-charged remarks such as Ingraham’s.

“No matter how far—money or access or how you become in life as an African-American man—they will always try to figure out a way to let you know that you’re still beneath them.”

For his part, Durant opined that “our team, as a country, is not ran by a great coach.” And the show’s host, Cari Champion, added: “It’s also scary because I shouldn’t be numb to your racist comments. I shouldn’t be numb to your behavior.”

The clip of Laura Ingraham slamming LeBron James and Kevin Durant for simply speaking went viral causing her to become a top 10 trending topic on Twitter for most of the day. And many weren’t here for her racist dog whistle/megaphone, including Dwyane Wade.

Two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long provided several examples of when Fox News invited celebrities to provide political commentary. But of course, they were white and conservative.

Following the backlash, Laura Ingraham issued a statement claiming there was “no racial intent” in her remarks and that she’s used the “shut up and…” against celebs since 2003.

“In 2003, I wrote a New York Times bestseller called ‘Shut Up & Sing,’ in which I criticized celebrities like the Dixie Chicks & Barbra Streisand who were trashing then-President George W. Bush. I have used a variation of that title for more than 15 years to respond to performers who sound off on politics.

“I’ve told Robert DeNiro to ‘Shut Up & Act,’ Jimmy Kimmel to ‘Shut Up & Make Us Laugh,’ and just this week told the San Antonio Spurs’ Gregg Popovich to ‘Shut up & Coach.’ If pro athletes and entertainers want to freelance as political pundits, then they should not be surprised when they’re called out for insulting politicians.

“There was no racial intent in my remarks – false, defamatory charges of racism are a transparent attempt to immunize entertainment and sports elites from scrutiny and criticism.

“Additionally, we stated on my show that these comments came from an ESPN podcast, which was not the case – the content was unaffiliated with ESPN.”

Ingraham also intends to address the controversy on tonight’s show (Feb. 16), and she doesn’t seem to be backing down on her stance.

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Oprah may not be running for president, but there is one black Hollywood “starlet” who’s interested in becoming an elected politician: Stacey Dash.

Even though I know you wanna laugh, the problematic black Republican is actually serious.

Claiming a “number of people” have suggested she run for political office, Dash took to Twitter last week (Feb. 9) to announce she’s mulling the idea of running for Congress in her home state of California. She asked her 564K followers their thoughts and even included a mock political button to seem legit—“Dash to D.C.” or D2DC.

The fired Fox News contributor then responded to a few concerns that may come up during her potential campaign, such as having any skeletons in her closet.

“Everything I am is in my book and public,” Dash wrote, referring to her 2016 memoir. “Nothing they [say] can hurt me with that they haven’t thrown at me already.”

Another user reminded Dash of her 2006 nude Playboy photo shoot. Dash wrote that her kids encouraged her to do Playboy after discussing the opportunity: “If they didn’t have an issue with it, neither should anyone else. #NoShame.”

I doubt anyone is really pushing for Stacey Dash to run for Congress, but even so, she thanked her fans for their support in a short Twitter video on Tuesday (Feb. 13).

“Thank you for all your comments. Now, I have to make a choice. [I’m] praying about it and putting it in God’s hands.”

Dash, a Donald Trump supporter, has faced heavy backlash with her problematic and controversial political stances in recent years. She said the Democratic Party has as “plantation mentality,” suggested transgender people use the bathroom “in the bushes,” and believes we should get rid of Black History Month and BET.

And, of course, she’s part of the “all lives matter” crowd when it comes to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Needless to say, Twitter made it crystal clear that we don’t want to see the Clueless star in politics:

Dash is not backing down. Her latest political comments are in regards to the Parkland, Florida school shooting that killed 17 people. Dash shared her thoughts on how to address and fix the mass shooting issue in the country in a lengthy Twitter thread on Thursday (Feb. 15).

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