Watermelondrea responded to Raven-Symoné’s recent tirade against “ghetto” names and what she had to say may surprise you.

 “What exactly are you implying Ms. Pearman?” Watermelondrea asks during her hilariously on point video. “Are you implying that an individual with a ‘ghetto’ name is not capable of doing a job in the same manner as an individual with what is considered a ‘proper’ name?”

While Watermelondrea Jones, a character created by popular YouTuber Tré Melvin, threw a bit of shade at the former Cosby kid during the response, the goal of the video was to dismantle the myth that Black folks with “white-sounding” names are somehow more immune to racism than those with “ethnic” names.

As she put it, “Whether your name is Watermelondrea or whether your name is Ashley, to the white man, we still niggas.”


Take a look at Watermelondrea’s entire response below.

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  • mariah asphalt

    Queen if the Ignoramouses, Raven Simone, just needs to sit down and shut up.

  • Me

    That was fire. I have a renewed sense of faith in the black community. Truth is a lot of black folks spew this same kind of self hatred for black names and call it comedy instead of the racism it really is.

    • M Anderson C

      Fire indeed
      I was cleansed

  • [email protected]

    Certainly, black people with a diversity of names have shown excellence, wisdom, and a great work ethic. There are many black people who are sick and tired of self-hatred and black people being disrespected because of a black person’s first name. We should always love our black identity and the creativity in our diverse names is the reflection of our genius.

  • bluelight74

    Good points but this person is guilty of the same thing as Raven. They made up a “rachet” character to poke fun at people with “ghetto” names.

    • cabugs

      Exactly. I do not at all understand the rallying behin Tre Melvin and his character. When I first found out about his response it was kind of funny until I realized that his whole youtube character is about the same thing – stereotyping black female identity (ESPECIALLY of the sort that is deemed “ghetto”) for some cheap laughs.

    • _a_

      I was wondering if anyone else was smart enough to see through this hypocrisy.

  • Barfin’ Biff

    Wow….. that character is annoying.