*Raven Symone has again made comments on “The View” that have riled #BlackTwitter.
The hot topic this morning was “Are you judged by your name?” The co-hosts discussed whether or not they, themselves, judge other people based on ethnic-sounding names.
Symoné said she most certainly does.
When another panelist said this could be considered racist, Symoné said, “Can we take back ‘racist’ and use the word ‘discriminatory,’ because I think that’s a much better word… I’m very discriminatory… “I’m not going to hire you if your name is Watermelondrea. It’s just not going to happen. I’m just not going to hire you.”
Whoopi Goldberg clutched her proverbial pearls and looked at the audience in befuddlement.
Atlanta born Raven-Symone is catching heat after saying she wouldn’t hire a black person with an ethnic name. pic.twitter.com/6LQz8VJl9c
— Everything Georgia (@GAFollowers) October 9, 2015
Ladies and gentlemen, #BlackTwitter:
— Maxine Shaw (@mnkyves) October 9, 2015
@ravensymone You act as if a person’s name dictates their quality of work. Hell, your chunky ass is on television with a pink Mohawk.
— Terry E. Jones, Jr. (@TJones_Writes) October 9, 2015
— JONATHAN IVAN (@jonathanivan) October 9, 2015
Why does Raven Symone look like she’s a character from a deleted screen of Gremlins 2: The New Batch? pic.twitter.com/AXbdH6IuW8
— President Trump (@Writeintrump) October 9, 2015
I’m convinced that Raven Symone is on hardcore drugs.
— King K⚡ (@IAmKeshon) October 9, 2015
Raven Symone watched too much Key and Peele. pic.twitter.com/Pr66WXmde6
— ScottInSC (@ScottInSC) October 9, 2015
— Nessa. (@curlyheadRED) October 9, 2015
I’m convinced that Raven Symone does and says things for ratings,that’s the most logical reasoning for the rubbish that comes outa her mouth
— Trudy_Christina (@Trudy_christina) October 9, 2015
I wish raven symone would use her platform for something other than making discriminatory remarks towards the afram community — Bambi_Wong (@bambiiwongg) October 9, 2015
Can We Like Trade Raven Symone For Rachel Dolezal?
— Jamal Paisley ♏️ (@JamalPaisley) October 9, 2015
remember Raven-Symone from the Cosby Show? this is her now. feel old yet? pic.twitter.com/uNhkYeyTTa
— Sean. (@Seantaneous) October 9, 2015
Hold up. Raven Symone. Rocking a red mohawk. A Black Lesbian. Who worked w/ Bill Cosby. Says she discriminates on people w/ ethnic names?
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) October 9, 2015
I’m convinced Raven Symone is trolling us as pay back because we didn’t buy her albums. — Nessa. (@curlyheadRED) June 15, 2015
I am still amazed that there are people like Raven Symone and Stacy Dash that hate their Blackness. Black people made you who u are !
— Ricky Riley (@epicarthouse) October 9, 2015
If only I could see all of Raven Symone mentions
— Cannabis Goddess (@taylorshwayze) October 9, 2015
Raven-Symoné likely forgot that she dealt with racial discrimination in hiring on her own Disney Channel show “That’s So Raven,” which the Internet dug up amid the backlash: