christopher pearman & raven symone

Christopher Pearman and Raven-Symoné

*We all know actress and “The View” panelist Raven-Symoné can say some downright “out there” stuff damn near every time she opens her mouth.

The latest and probably most glaring example is her comments this past Friday about “ghetto names” on the “The View” which brought the wrath of Black Twitter down on her.

Well, her father, Christopher Pearman, has been feeling the heat as well and, via his Facebook page, decided to speak out in support of his 29-year-old daughter and at the same time, acknowledge that “she’s a grown ass woman” and “says some dumb S#%T!”

Here’s his full open letter:

To My Dear Friends:

There has been much talk today about my daughters comments on her show The View. People have been hitting me up all night questioning me about her remarks. Let me say this……I haven’t managed Ravens career in over 10 years. This woman is grown, has her own management team, has her own opinions, right or wrong, and is responsible for her own words and actions. A woman wrote to me tonight and said she couldn’t support my book because of the words of my daughter. What she fails to realize is that my book is about teaching your child to believe and achieve. Raven has achieved incredible success, and this cannot be denied!

Children grow up and become influenced by many things, situations and people. I certainly don’t agree with what she said….but she is damn near thirty years old. She’s a grown ass woman making grown ass mistakes. We all have been guilty of this.

I did my best as her father, mentor and career manager. I believe I did a Wonderful job. Aside from this inexcusable gaffe, her 29 years in the entertainment industry has been quite successful, for there have been only an Elite Few Child Stars to last this long and have little to no controversy. For this, I am Very Proud!

Raven is a really Beautiful, Sweethearted, Human Being. I should know. Her Mother and I Love her Very much and will always support her and have her back. Even if sometimes……….she says some dumb S#%T!

Christopher Pearman ends his open letter with a plug for his book, “Dream So Big, by reminding readers to find out more about Raven and the family by going to:

dream so big



h/t: Love B. Scott