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
BHR Hollywood Reports.......A petition to remove Raven Symoné as a host on ABC's "The View" has garnered over 100,000 signatures in two days.

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.

Barbara Walters 
Che Scott-Heron,  U.K. woman who started the petition, wrote on the petition's website that Raven's statements only hurt the black community.

"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.'"
Raven Symone 

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.

The View 
"The girl was told multiple times to get off the phone," Symoné said. "There's no right or reason for him to be doing this type of harm — that's ridiculous — but at the same time, you gotta follow the rules in school."

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."

Neither Barbara Walters or Raven have commented on the petition, yet.

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