After the masses have failed to take kindly to yet another controversial statement made by The View host Raven-Symone, her father took to Facebook in his daughter’s defense. Noting that his daughter is a “grown ass woman making grown ass mistakes,” Christopher B. Pearman shared that he has been probed about Raven’s bashing of “ghetto names” in the show’s latest episode. While admitting that he did not agree with her statement and calling it an “inexcusable gaffe,” Pearson maintained that he is proud of his daughter.
Raven came under fire on Friday (Oct. 9) after footage hit the Web of the 29-year-old actress stating that she is “discriminatory” against certain names, such as “Watermenlonandrea.” Telling her co-hosts that she would not hire anyone with a name of that kind, the Internet lit up with reactions to her sentiments.
“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.”
Pearman’s open letter stated that he will “always support her and have her back. Even if sometimes……….she says some dumb S#%T!” Read the full text below:
To My Dear Friends,
There has been much talk today about my daughters comments on her show The View. People have been hitting me up all night questioning me about her remarks. Let me say this……I haven’t managed Ravens career in over 10 years. This woman is grown, has her own management team, has her own opinions, right or wrong, and is responsible for her own words and actions. A woman wrote to me tonight and said she couldn’t support my book because of the words of my daughter. What she fails to realize is that my book is about teaching your child to believe and achieve. Raven has achieved incredible success, and this cannot be denied!
Children grow up and become influenced by many things, situations and people. I certainly don’t agree with what she said….but she is damn near thirty years old. She’s a grown ass woman making grown ass mistakes. We all have been guilty of this.
I did my best as her father, mentor and career manager. I believe I did a Wonderful job. Aside from this inexcusable gaffe, her 29 years in the entertainment industry has been quite successful, for there have been only an Elite Few Child Stars to last this long and have little to no controversy. For this, I am Very Proud!
Raven is a really Beautiful, Sweethearted, Human Being. I should know. Her Mother and I Love her Very much and will always support her and have her back. Even if sometimes……….she says some dumb S#%T!
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