Actress and talk show host Raven Symone has had a fire lit under her ass over the past few days. She made a statement on ‘The View’, where she said she would not hire someone with an “Africanized” name. Take a look.
Social media ripped Raven a new one. One of those people was her own father. Christopher Pearman took to his Facebook to write an open letter about how feels about Raven’s comments.
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!
Raven then decided it was only right to issue an apology.
I don’t know if she has always been this way, or if she decided it would be best for her to say off the wall comments to try and save her seat on The View. Whichever the case, she has to use better judgement with what she says. Even if you feel that way, keep certain things to yourself. We cannot change her ignorant thought process, but she can control it coming out of her mouth.