*Well now, isn’t this interesting.
After getting reamed by social media and publicly spanked by her own father for her overtly insensitive remarks on “The View” about not hiring people with “ghetto names” (even though hers could be consider one), Raven-Symoné is backtracking on her controversial comments … kinda.
On Sunday she released the following statement posted on her Facebook page:
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.
Hmm, needless to say, some are already doubting the sincerity of Raven’s “apology,” but, at the very least, she’s on record for saying her comment “was in poor taste.”