‘The View’ Responds To Petition To Fire Raven Symone

Raven Symone is no stranger when it comes to finding herself in the midst of a controversial firestorm. She speaks her mind, many times upsetting viewers with her opinions. Therefore, it was no surprise when a petition was started, urging the daytime talk show The View to remove Symone from their panel.

Che Scott-Heron of London created the petition on Change.org, petitioning Barbara Walters to have Raven Symone removed from The View.

“Raven Symone has been spouting her ignorant and self hating spiel on the view for Long enough, from stating that she wouldn’t hire somebody for having a ghetto name, to openly complaining about reverse racism, the final straw was her comment about the recent viral video of the school police officer assaulting the student, where Raven Symone said “get off your phone in school then,” Scott-Heron wrote.

“African Americans and black people around the diaspora need a voice representative of their views and not a voice representative of what white people want us to say. We need strong black rolemodels in prominent positions on television an Raven Symone cannot provide that. That is why I ask that we petition to remove her from The View.”

The petition has now garnered 116,927 supporters, leaving only 33,073 needed to reach their intended goal of 150,000. It was originally created after Symone made several comments at a rountable discussion, seeming sympathizing with resource officer Deputy Ben Fields, who recently made headlines when a video of him slamming a teenage girl to the ground went viral.

As the Inquisitr previously reported, when the topic of Ben Fields and the Spring Valley High School assault was brought up, Symone decided to share her thoughts and opinions on the incident.

“The girl was told multiple times to get off the phone,” Symone said during the round table discussion. “There’s no right or reason for him to be doing this type of harm, that’s ridiculous. But at the same time, you gotta follow the rules in school. First of all, why are there cell phones in school? This shouldn’t even be a problem to begin with, and he shouldn’t have been acting like that on top of it.”

Raven’s fellow co-host, Michelle Collins, did not agree with her comments, and said, “You cannot lay a hand on a student.”