Raven-Symone Issues Apology For “Ghetto Names” Comments

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By: Naturally Triece

It has definitely been a rough weekend for Raven-Symone after she recently made comments via her talk show, ‘The View,’ this past Friday.

After making it clear that she definitely discriminates against people because of their names by saying, “I’m not going to hire you if your name is Watermelon-Andrea,” comments and memes began to drag the ‘That’s So Raven’ star through the mud for what seemed to be a judgmental and hypocritical statement.

The matter only seemed to get worse after Raven’s father, who was once her manager, took to his Facebook page to make comments about his daughter. After publicly defending her character, he later admitted that his daughter “sometimes says some dumb sh*t.”

Black people couldn’t agree more.

Raven, feeling the walls slowly closing in on her, took to her Facebook page on Sunday (10/11/15) to issue an apology for the statements that she made on her morning show. She tried to clarify what she said, but whether it was a real apology or not is the question… You be the judge:

My comments about discrimination have spun out of control.

I’d like to begin by saying that I was not attacking a specific race, but repeating a name that was said in a viral video which has received over 2 million likes.

I have been denied many jobs because of my skin color, body size, and age. Each time I was rejected, my self esteem was negatively effected, so i empathize with those who feel victimized by what I said. We would hope that when it comes to hiring, our names, physical appearance, sexual orientation, and age would never outweigh our qualifications, but often times, they do, thats the truth and it sucks. But I should not be part of the problem, I should be part of the solution.

As an equal opportunity employer, I have never discriminated against a name….even though I said I would, it’s not true. My comment was in poor taste. My lack of empathy towards name discrimination was uncalled for. I would also like to say that on Friday my account was hacked, those are not my words.

So what are your thoughts? Think the star is just trying to back pedal because she knew she sounded stupid?


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