Raven-Symone’s admission on “The View” that she would not hire anyone with a “ghetto” name is costing her some fans.
In a segment called “Are You Judged By Your Name,” the talk show’s panel was talking about a recent study they said found people made racist conclusions based on names. The panel watched a video of kids saying names including “FoLandra” and “Elehaphantis.”
The African-American host and former “Cosby” kid said if not hiring someone with a name like that was discriminatory, then that description fit her.
“Can we take back ‘racist’ and say ‘discriminatory’?” she asked the talk show’s panel. “Because I think that’s a better word. That’s a better word. And I am very discriminatory against words like the ones that they were saying in those names. I’m not about to hire you if your name is ‘Watermelondrea.'”
“It’s just not gonna happen. I’m not gonna hire you,” she added.
Some on Twitter were not happy.
Raven seems to see no irony in supporting discrimination against non-traditional names while having a non traditional name AND appearance.
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) October 9, 2015
— Beysus Saves !!! (@Kuntess_KingBey) October 9, 2015
Who is Raven even hiring
— Chanel #4 (@FloridaKarlos) October 9, 2015
Someone named Raven Symone wouldn’t hire someone with a weird name? Seriously? YOUR NAME IS RAVEN – NOT EXACTLY A COMMON NAME. Get real!
— Annie (@Anniefromkansas) October 9, 2015