The View Co-Host Raven Symone' Takes Martin O'Malley Defense For Claiming "All Lives Matter"
|The View Co-Host Raven Symone' Takes Martin O'Malley|
Defense For Claiming "All Lives Matter"
On Monday (July 20) the outspoken co-host of The View came to the defense of Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley who said “all lives matter” during a rally over the weekend while discussing police violence against African-Americans.
The comment didn’t go over well resulting in boos from many in attendance. O’Malley, 52, has since apologized.
|Martin O' Malley|
“I understand what the ‘Black Lives Matter’ hashtag means.
It came in conjunction with everything that was going on with the police in Ferguson. You have to be sensitive in that statement, but he is right, all lives matter… I think you have to open yourself up. It should be all lives matter,” she said.”
Joking that O'Malley "looks like an ad exec from Mad Men, he could not be whiter if he tried,"
Collins got serious when talking about Black Lives Matter. "Why re-appropriate something that was really such a powerful thing for the Black community, something that meant so much and still means so much?" she asked her co-hosts.
"It's such a positive thing. Why make that about everybody? It's not about everybody."
Raven wouldn't give up her position, despite acknowledging that recent Black protests are unique.
"Trust me, I'm down for all Black lives matter, I get it, but it does separate again," she said. "It continues the separation of people. When we are supposed to, no offense, All American lives matter."
Well, we know how Raven feels about race, so points for consistency, but she will more than likely get dragged on social media for this one.