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Oops! Raven-Symoné Is Sorry You Didn’t Like Her Discriminatory Comments


Remember how just last week, black, lesbian, red mowhawk-sporting, Bill Cosby-defending Raven-Symoné revealed that she would never hire someone with a “ghetto” name? Well, people didn’t like that too much, and she’s been heavily criticised for her insane racial bias. However, it seems we’ve got it all wrong, because Raven has NEVER discriminated and would never! She just… said she would?

Here’s what she had to say on Facebook:

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.

The backtracking here is unbelievable. “I said I’m an asshole… but I’m not really!” Also, I’m not sure what she’s talking about when it comes to her Facebook being hacked – I must have missed that joyous occasion. I wonder what was said, and if it WAS really her.

Either way, I’m not buying it, Raven. This isn’t the first time she’s said some serious bullshit, and it won’t be the last.

2 CommentsLeave a comment

  • Yesterday I thought she was an insensitive jerk. Today, after reading that facebook post, I think she’s an asshole.

  • I cant figure her out. She certainly didnt have a problem with the BUNCH OF GHETTO NAMES during her time on Empire. Jussie, Ta’Rhonda, Bryeshere, Trai, Gabourey, Taraji.
    Go Away Raven!