Raven Symone Apologizes For Discrimination Claims
|Raven Symone Apologizes For Discrimination Claims|
During a discussion about the racist assumptions Americans make based on someone's name, Symoné said, "I'm very discriminatory against words like the ones they were saying in those names.
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In a post shared on Sunday evening, the former child star backtracked slightly on her previous remarks, in which she revealed to The View viewers that she would discriminate against "ghetto" names.
"I'd like to begin by saying that I was not attacking a specific race, but repeating a name that was said in a viral video which has received over 2 million likes," she wrote, addressing her 4.8 million followers.
"We would hope that when it comes to hiring, our names, physical appearance, sexual orientation, and age would never outweigh our qualifications, but often times, they do, that's the truth and it sucks.
But I should not be part of the problem, I should be part of the solution," she concluded.
As soon as the 29-year-old talk show host's comments that "I’m not about to hire you if your name is Watermelondrea," were uttered, Twitter went wild, with commentators slamming the star for her uneducated comment.