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Stacey Dash, best known for her role as Dionne in the 1995 teen film 'Clueless,' supports Republican candidate Mitt Romney for president in the 2012 election.
The 45-year-old actress and mother of two had Tweeted on Sunday, a month before the ballot: 'Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future. @mittromney @teamromney #mittromney #VOTE #voteromney," attaching a photo of herself in a skimpy red tank top standing in front of an American flag backdrop (pictured).
Scores of people responded to her message, including several who made racial comments. Dash, who is also known for her past role on the VH1 show 'Single Ladies,' is half black and half Mexican, according to Latina.com. U.S. president Barack Obama is half black. Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts and a multi-millionaire, is white.
Dash, who had voted for Obama in the 2008 election, addressed several critics personally on Twitter and also appeared on the CNN show 'Piers Morgan Tonight' to talk about her changed political views. She said that she does not understand the 'fury' regarding her public messages of support for Romney.
'I don't get it,' she told Piers Morgan. 'I'm shocked, saddened - not angry, saddened and shocked, really shocked but you know what? You can't expect everyone to agree with you.'
'I chose him to by the color of his skin but by the content of his character," the actress added, adding that she also plans to vote for him 'because of the state of the country.'
(Pictured: Stacey Dash appears in a patriotic backdrop, accompanied by a message of endorsement for presidential candidate Mitt Romney, in this photo posted on her Twitter page on Oct. 7, 2012.)
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