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Raven Symone Has Been Forced To Backtrack After Claiming She Wouldn’t Hire Somebody With A Black Sounding Name

The actress, who is mostly known for the program that shared her name, That’s So Raven, has recently found herself in some hot water. She has been one of the many women spouting her badly informed opinions on The View for quite some time now, having some problems before this for saying she didn’t want to be identified as either African-American or Lesbian, both of the groups stating she was abandoning them somewhat with this statement. In a similar vein, Symone’s recent comments revolved around what are regularly perceived as “black names.” Not long after saying “I’m not going to hire you if your name is Watermelondrea,” the internet went haywire, putting her a fairly unpleasant position.

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After her comments, even her father came out saying that while he stands by his daughter, she often says “some dumb shit.” It wasn’t long after the backlash that Raven Symone took to Facebook to apologise for her remark being poor taste, but that her “comments about discrimination have spun out of her control.” She also went on to say she understand what it’s like to be denied a job or a position in society based on the colour of your skin, and that she’d like to be part of the solution and not the problem.

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It hasn’t been a good month for the actress. Not only has she been forced to apologise for her offensive comments, with some commenting on how Symone is choosing not to stand with her own race on this issue which is causing quite the online backlash, she also appears to have split from her girlfriend. After being with her for around three years, the actress is now back to being single, the situation likely not helped by the unpleasant emotional time she must be going through at the moment.

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What do you think about the comments made by Symone? Is it good she was made to apologise or do you think that there’s a lot of people making loads of fuss out of nothing? Let us know your opinion in the section below, while also giving us an insight into what you’ve got to say on the subject.



Jake Ormrod
I am a freelance writer living in Manchester, finishing off my first novel for a Creative Writing MA. I write/read every day and have a borderline obsession with music and video games.

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