People are all the way done with Raven-Symoné. After her outlandish and offensive comments on hiring people with ethnic names and her latest WTF level response to the recent Spring Valley High School police officer assaulting a student – “the public has had enough.
“I guess yesterday I went on a Twitter rant, and I asked Raven-Symoné to fight me,” Rapper Angel Haze recently told HuffPost Live’s Alex Miranda.— “Which, by the way, I totally mean. Someone needs to smack her because the things that she says are just ridiculous.” Angel’s thoughts mirror what a lot of people think about Raven.
Wednesday, Che Scott-Heron of London started a petition urging Barbara Walters to cut the former child star from The View’s panel. Her petition reads:
Raven-Symoné has been spouting her ignorant and self hating spiel on the view for Long enough, from stating that she wouldn’t hire somebody for having a ghetto name, to openly complaining about reverse racism, the final straw was her comment about the recent viral video of the school police officer assaulting the student, where Raven-Symoné said “get off your phone in school then.”
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. 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.”
Within 24 hours, the petition attracted 92,153 signatures. Raven probably won’t be fired as a result of this petition alone, it might just be enough for producers over at ABC to take notice.