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*We’re sure it will come as no surprise to you that BET is firing back at Stacey Dash, who on Wednesday (01-20-16) called for the network to be done away with along with the NAACP Image Awards and even Black History Month during an appearance on “Fox & Friends.”

“Over 35 years ago BET was created to give African Americans and lovers of black culture a place in the television landscape where they could consistently see themselves represented and celebrated,” BET Networks Chairman and CEO Debra Lee said in a statement released on Wednesday.

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The statement continued, pointing to shows such as the BET Awards, BET Honors and Black Girls Rock as examples of ways the network has recognized the contributions of black people:

“African American contributions to American culture are countless and we cannot and should not wait for anyone to acknowledge them — we have to do it ourselves and we are proud that we can do our part.”

Dash made her comments in response to being asked by host Steve Doocey about the #OscarsSoWhite controversy:

“We have to make up our minds. Either we want to have segregation or integration, and if we don’t want segregation, then we have to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black,” she continued. “If it were the other way around, we’d be up in arms. It’s a double standard. There shouldn’t be a black history month. We’re Americans, period.”

Oh yeah, here’s a little reminder from BET to remind Miss Thang that she took their money to appear on the unnecessary “black” network: