Thousands Sign Petition to Get Raven Symoné Fired from ‘The View’
A petition to remove Raven-Symoné as a host on ABC’s “The View” has garnered over 100,000 signatures in two days.
The petition, which is addressed to Barbara Walters, claims that Symoné doesn’t represent the views of African Americans, and takes exception to comments she has made on the show about racial issues.
“Raven Symone has been spouting her ignorant and self-hating spiel on The View for long enough… African Americans and black people around the diaspora need a voice representative of their views,” the petition on change.org reads.
Most recently, Symoné has received backlash for her comments about a Spring Valley High School student in Columbia, S.C., who was seen in video being flipped to the ground and dragged across a classroom floor by student resource officer Ben Fields. Fields has since been fired.