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Stacey Dash 'appalled' by Patricia Arquette's Oscars speech

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NOT everyone was moved by Patricia Arquette's Oscars acceptance speech calling for equal pay for women across the US.

"It is our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America," she urged the Hollywood crowd.

Even some women, it seems, who probably aren't getting paid as much as their Fox and Friends male co-presenters for panning the plea in the first place.

Clueless actress turned conservative pundit Stacey Dash "was appalled" by Arquette's winning words.

"I couldn't believe it," she said discussing the awards on the talk show on Monday. "First of all, Patricia Arquette needs to do her history," she continued.

"In 1963, Kennedy passed an equal pay law. It's still in effect. I didn't get the memo that I didn't have any rights."

She went on: "And then everyone else [at the Oscars]...I agree with Mr. Trump. I miss the glamour, the elegance, the class, the majesty of the Oscars. You know, I'm an actress, I've dreamed about it my whole life and it just seems to be going away."

Donald Trump, evidently, was not a fan of this year's event:

Arquette was also criticised for the speech she gave backstage in the winners' room.

"It's time for all the women in America and all the men who love women and all the gay people and all the people of colour that we've fought for, to fight for us now," she said.

Many pointed out the irony of a wealthy white woman begging people who are often worse off in society to help her out.

In the United States and the UK alike, white women are likely to earn more than most minority ethnic groups.

Prominent feminist activist Roxanne Gay was among those to articulate what she believed was controversial about Arquette's remarks.

She tweeted the following:

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