little Raven when she was on the family tv show Cosby
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Here we go with the VIEW again. This time the nasty comes from panelist Raven Simone [Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman]. She made a comment that she would not hire somebody with a name like Watermelon Andrea. You know, because it’s a ghetto name.

What a bitch thing to say! I’m guessing it was unscripted, else she would have had a better example. You suck at improv, Raven-Symoné!

So I reckon Raven thinks people from the ghetto don’t deserve jobs. Plus, I think we can all pinpoint the “type” of people she is referring to. First of all, why do there have to be TYPES when it comes to THAT type of thing!?

There are lots of stand-up comedians who do bits on “black” names, but this crazy woman is talking about disqualifying EMPLOYMENT because of a name given at birth, decades before. It’s sad.

Serously! Raven really thinks she is FUNNY with this! She gets a hell of a laugh out of it.

I’m just wondering, if having a certain name establishes a reason to not get a job, how many steps forward are we going towards gay rights. I wonder what Raven thinks about those who won’t hire because of a person’s sexuality. Obviously, she should be against THAT kind of discrimination.

Would you hire a gay person, Raven? Would the VIEW allow a panel member to say they wouldn’t hire a GAY PERSON? The View is one messed up show! I mean, there’s always somebody saying hateful sht on that show! – hispanics cleaning toilets, wannabee nurses, body-shaming. Exemplary!

Raven Simone’s dad wrote an open letter about the issue after one of his potential customers said they won’t buy his book because of Raven’s words. The whole letter is posted on if you want to see it, but here are some quotes from it.

I haven’t managed Ravens career in over 10 years

A woman wrote to me tonight and said she couldn’t support my book because of the words of my daughter.

I certainly don’t agree with what [Raven] said….

I did my best as her father, mentor and career manager.

[Her mother and I] will always support her and have her back. Even if sometimes……….she says some dumb S#%T!

Okay, it looks like her dad is going to pay the price here. He’s being ditched by consumers. I guess it’s a mini boycott. It looks like his book is going to suffer because of Raven Symone’s words. It also appears he thinks she said some really DUMB SHT!

What do you think? Her words are…unfair, slip of the tongue, meant to be comical?  I think she should have calmed down before going on her diminutive discrimination speech. You know, take a deep breath, it never hurts to think first about what’s going to come out of the front of one’s face.