Stacey Dash has criticised the law in the US regarding transgender people and which toilets they use. The Fox News correspondent says people in the trans community have "chosen" to live that way and claims they would put her children "at risk" if they use toilets based on the gender they identity with.
In promotion of her forthcoming memoir, There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative, Dash, 49, has expressed her opinion on the law which states that transgender people must use the toilet which aligns with their biological gender.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the actress agreed with the law, explaining: "It's tyranny by the minority. Why do I have to suffer because you can't decide what you wanna be that day? It's your body! So, it's your decision, right? We all make choices."
When the reporter informed Dash that transgender people do not choose to be trans, the outspoken Republican replied that the community is starting to "infringe upon [her] rights too much".
She continued: "OK, then go in the bushes. I don't know what to tell you, but I'm not going to put my child's life at risk because you want to change a law. So that you can be comfortable with your beliefs – which means I have to change my beliefs and my rights? No."
In the candid interview, Dash also slammed the Born This Way Foundation, an anti-bullying initiative launched by pop star Lady Gaga, accusing the singer of using the charity to push her political agenda. Dash said: "It's true. It is. And that's what Hollywood does. Hollywood pushes a liberal agenda to the rest of the country. And, whether we like it or not, Hollywood dictates the culture of the country.
"If [Gaga's intentions were pure] then it wouldn't have brought up all that other stuff, you know? All the other things that came in wouldn't have come into play. It would've just been, 'This is what I wanna say and this is it'."
There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative set for release on 6 June 2016.