ABC Responds To The Petition To Remove Raven-Symone From “The View”

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Raven Symone merits the ire of the Internet almost daily with what some deem to be her racially aloof comments on the daytime talk show The View. Yet despite a petition calling for the removal of the Cosby child star, ABC producers are standing behind her.

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In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, producers of the Emmy-award winning show said despite all of Symone’s controversy, she isn’t going anywhere.

“We love Raven. She is confident, genuine and opinionated, all qualities that make her a great addition to the panel.”

The petition, which was started by Che Scott-Heron from the UK, has received more than 119,000 signatures and accuses Symone, 29, of being a poor representative of the African-American community.

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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. 

Looks like Raven Symone is keeping her day job.