By: N.W.A Contributor Nycole Hutchens
Raven-Symone’ continues to be the center of controversy.
Last Thursday, “The View” co-host caused pandemonium on social media after comments she made on the show about people with “ghetto” names, the star has now apologized. Symone’ who is not one to shy away from her critical opinions made a public apology via Twitter.
“My comments about discrimination have spun out of control,” Symoné wrote Sunday.
Referencing a video that went viral on social media entitled “Top 60 Ghetto Black Names” discussed by the panel of hosts on the show, Symone’ decided to take her opinion a little further playing into Americas racial biases on names.
“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”.
Viewers did not take Symone’s comment lightly and attacked the star via social media calling her “ignorant” and “insensitive.”
‘I guess it’s a good thing that @ravensymone wasn’t an interviewer when Whoopi and Barack and Oprah and Condoleeza were looking for work,’ tweeted one user.
Her father even had to sound off. In a Facebook post, Christopher B. Pearman, spoke of disappointment about his daughter’s remarks.
“I certainly don’t agree with what she said….but she is damn near thirty years old,” the posting says. “She’s a grown a** woman making grown a** mistakes. We all have been guilty of this.”
He went on to say that his daughter is a “beautiful, sweet-hearted, human being.”
“Her Mother and I Love her Very much and will always support her and have her back,” his posting said. “Even if sometimes……….she says some dumb S#%T!”
Will the viewers accept her apology or has the co-host gone too far?