Raven-Symoné Speaks Out About Her Offensive 'Black' Names Comment

The actress said her remark was in poor taste.

Raven-Symoné posted on Facebook Sunday night to apologize for saying she would not hire someone with a "black"-sounding name

"I’m not going to hire you if your name is Watermelondrea," she said on Friday's episode of "The View" during a segment titled "Are You Judged By Your Name?" She added, "That’s just not going to happen. I’m not going to hire you.”

Symoné faced a slew of criticism for her remarks, even from her father, who wrote that he supports his daughter even though she "says some dumb S#%T!”

Two days after the show, the former Disney star defended herself on Facebook. She revealed she herself has been a victim of discrimination, and hopes to be "part of the solution," not the problem. 


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