Raven-Symone could easily be confused for the empty-headed vamp Stacey Dash in their blatant cultural ignorance. The former child star Raven-Symone ignited a major storm on Twitter after she claimed on “The View” that she’d readily discriminate against any job applicant with a “ghetto” name.
Think about this: Raven-Symone actually opened the aperture in the middle of her face to spill this garbage out of her mouth while rocking a hoodrat, ghetto-fabulous, glow-in-the-dark hairstyle and gesticulating wildly while she was talking, much like the ghetto people she says she wouldn’t hire.
The topic was broached during a conversation about a new study released in the Journal of Evolution and Human Behavior. Raven-Symone, who’s who’s only claim to fame is via Bill Cosby, admitted that she would definitely not consider any names that sounded too ethnic if she were an employer looking to hire.
“Just to bring it back, can we take back ‘racist’ and say ‘discriminatory,’ because I think that’s a better word,” she said during the show. “And I am very discriminatory against words like the ones that they were saying in the video. I’m not about to hire you if your name is Watermelondrea. It’s just not going to happen. I’m not going to hire you.”
The former child star, who hasn’t had nearly as much success acting as an adult, remained defiant when her co-hosts pointed out that a child’s name is probably determined before he or she is able to have a say.
“Is that mean?” she asked at one point, ignorant and unaware as to why her statement caused such a dust-up.
As someone rightfully point out, thankfully former President George W. Bush did not share Raven-Symone’s backward thinking on names, otherwise he would have never hired someone named Condoleeza Rice. “Condoleeza” is as ethnic as you can get and would be considered “ghetto” by someone of Raven-Symone’s ilk and narrow mindset.
The blowback on Raven-Symone asinine statement began with the media and then more fiercely from Twitter.
“What if their name was Pam Smith and then [they] showed up at work looking like YOU, Raven?” Fox Sports host Mike Hill wrote.
“The same Raven that had a disney show episode where she didn’t get hired b/c of her race. Ur confused @ravensymone,” a reporter from San Diego noted.
“Please educate yourself,” YouTube star Tyler Oakley wrote.
Check out what other’s on Twitter had to say:
Everyone is free to have their own opinions, but you #RavenSymone a #Disney “celebrity” with influence should use it wisely.
— Mary-Pat C. Hector (@MaryPatHCEO) October 10, 2015