Raven-Symone Gets Vote Of Confidence From ‘The View’ After Change.org Petition Calls For Her Firing
Raven-Symone has the support of The View producers despite the growing list of names on the petition to have her fired from the morning talk show.
Raven-Symone Not Getting Fired From ‘The View’
In a Change.org petition, Raven-Symone is criticized for a string of controversial positions she’s taken during her short time as a co-host on The View. One of the incidents mentioned in the post is when Raven-Symone declared that she would not hire someone with a “ghetto name.” The petition also mentions her more recent suggestion that the Spring Valley High School student who was dragged from her desk needed to get off of her phone.
“Raven-Symone 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-Symone said ‘get off your phone in school then,” reads the petition.
The petition continues, “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 an Raven-Symone cannot provide that. That is why I ask that we petition to remove her from The View.”
The View responded to the petition, which was addressed to Barbara Walters, over the weekend.
“We love Raven,” reads the statement obtained by Gossip Cop. “She is confident, genuine and opinionated, all qualities that make her a great addition to the panel.”