When the people are dissatisfied with a public figure, they’re quick to let it be known that they want them gone in the form of a petition. The latest celeb to get the Change.org treatment is none other than the once charming Olivia from The Cosby Show, Raven Symone.
Symone and her controversial, Devil’s Advocate-like public opinions on The View consistently land her in scalding water. From her not wanting Harriet Tubman on her $20 bills and her aversion to urban names to her #AllLivesMatter crusade and eyebrow-raising stance on the recent the Spring Valley High assault, people have had enough. So much so that they’re demanding that Barbara Walters strip Raven of her co-hosting duties on daytime talk show, The View.
The petition caption reads:
Raven Symone has been spouting her ignorant and self hating spiel on the view for Long enough, from stating that she wouldn’t hire somebody for having a ghetto name, to openly complaining about reverse racism, the final straw was her comment about the recent viral video of the school police officer assaulting the student, where Raven Symone said “get off your phone in school then”. 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. We need strong black rolemodels in prominent positions on television an Raven Symone cannot provide that. That is why I ask that we petition to remove her from The View.
Believe it or not, the petition—which currently has nearly 125,000 supporters—originated in London, so Raven’s left a bitter taste in mouths beyond U.S. soil. We’re just leaving this information here.