Raven-Symoné Accused of 'Supporting Discrimination' After Controversial The View Comments
"I'm not about to hire you if your name is Watermelondrea," the talk show co-host said
During a discussion about a study that found that Americans make racist assumptions based on someone’s name, Symoné sounded off after they showed a viral video that listed the 60 most “ghetto names.”
“Just to bring it back, can we take back ‘racist’ and say ‘discriminatory,’ because I think that s a better word,” she said. “And I’m very discriminatory against words like the ones they were saying in those names. 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.”
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She was swiftly called out on social media for making comments.
So far, she has not responded to the backlash.
The View airs weekdays (11 a.m. ET) on ABC.