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This may be the most awkward moment of the Oscars

Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images.

During the 88th Academy Awards, host Chris Rock said the Academy is taking steps towards fixing its serious diversity issue and introduced “the new director of our minority outreach program.”

And then something really awkward happened … out walked Stacey Dash.

Take a look, as shared by Matt Wilstein from the Daily Beast.

In case you’re not familiar with Dash, the actress is best known for her role in “Clueless,” but in more recent months has made headlines for her controversial race commentary and her work as a contributor on Fox News.

“It’s not WHITE PEOPLE who are trying to keep black Americans in their place. It’s BLACK people” the actress recently wrote in a blog post regarding Black History Month.

On stage, Dash wished viewers a “happy Black History Month,” which elicited some amazing reactions from people in the audience.

Check out The Weeknd’s reaction.

And Chrissy Teigen’s.

John Legend, who is married to Teigen, later confirmed his wife’s reaction was in response to Dash. Some people online thought her contorted face was in response to Sarah Silverman’s jokes about James Bond.

The Oscars still have hours to go, but this moment will definitely not be forgotten anytime soon.

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