Raven-Symoné could be out of a job soon thanks to her disgusting badge-licking comments last week.
The actress ignited a shit storm of epic proportions after she said the South Carolina teenager, who was brutally assaulted by a police officer, probably deserved it. The View host decided that bringing a cell phone to school was grounds for her to be abused and the shows viewers went nuts.
An online petition was started on Change.org and demanded Barbara Walters fire the host. The petition reads:
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”. 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 rolemodels 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.
More than 133,000 people have signed the petition calling for her removal.
It’s pretty disgusting that anyone would condone such a horrific act of violence against a child — it is even more disgusting that she is an African-American woman condoning the violence. It’s bad enough that we have millions of white supremacists in this country who think it is totally fine when the black community is targeted by the police, but for her to be okay with it is infinitely worse. It’s like an immigrant who came into the country illegally but managed to get their citizenship, saying that other immigrants should be deported.
Symoné is a disgraceful human being and quite frankly, she deserved to be fired as soon as those sentiments passed her lips.
Watch her support the abusive police officer:
Featured image via change.org