In an attempt to apologize for her racial comments on 'The View', Raven Symone says, "My lack of empathy towards name discrimination was uncalled for," on Facebook.
Raven-Symone has made an attempt in apologizing to viewers of 'The View' after her recent comments on the show sparked some serious backlash.
In a Facebook post shared Sunday evening [October 11], the co-host clarified her remarks and promised that she has "never discriminated against a name."
"I'd like to begin by saying that I was not attacking a specific race, but repeating a name that was said in a viral video which has received over 2 million likes. My comment was in poor taste. My lack of empathy towards name discrimination was uncalled for....As an equal opportunity employer, I have never discriminated against a name....even though I said I would, it's not true," she wrote to her 4.8 million followers.
In case you are lost, during "Hot Topics" Thursday morning, the co-hosts were discussing a new study released in the Journal of Evolution and Human Behavior. The former Disney child star would later share that she wouldn't consider any "ghetto" names if she were an employer looking to hire.
"Just to bring it back, can we take back ‘racist' and say ‘discriminatory,' because I think that's a better word. And I am very discriminatory against words like the ones that they were saying in the video. 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," she said during the daytime talk-show.
As soon as the episode aired, a number of viewers began slamming the 29-year-old for her comments.