Since joining The View, Raven-Symoné has seen plenty of controversy over her comments on various issues, ranging from workplace discrimination to police brutality. But now, a Change.org petition has already gained thousands of signatures calling for the former child star to be fired from the show.
The petition, which was started shortly after Raven-Symoné seemed to say that the Spring Valley teenager who was assaulted by a school resource officer bore responsibility for her attack, began on Wednesday and already had 93,000 signatures out of its 75,000 goal by Thursday.
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 [sic] 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.