Raven Symoné Has Thousands Against Her With New Petition Signed To Get Her Removed From The View
|Raven Symoné Has Thousands Against Her With New Petition |
Signed To Get Her Removed From The View
The petition, which is addressed to Barbara Walters, claims that Symoné doesn't represent the views of African Americans, and takes exception to comments she has made on the show about racial issues.
"African Americans and black people around the diaspora need a voice representative of their views and not a voice representative of what white people want us to say."
Heron wrote. "We need strong black role models in prominent positions on television and Raven-Symoné cannot provide that. That is why I ask that we petition to remove her from 'The View.'"
Most recently, Symoné has received backlash for her comments about a Spring Valley High School student in Columbia, S.C., who was seen in video being flipped to the ground and dragged across a classroom floor by student resource officer Ben Fields. Fields has since been fired.
Symoné implied that both the officer and the girl held responsibility for the ugly encounter on one of the View's "After the View" segments.
Twitter users quickly jumped in to let the world know how they felt about her statements.
But this isn't the first time Symoné has been called out for her remarks. In another segment of "The View" earlier this month while talking about judging people based on names, Symoné said she would never never hire someone named "Watermelondrea."