Oh Raven, if only she were as bright as her pint-sized Cosby Show character, Olivia. Unfortunately, ever since joining ABC’s The View the actress has made headlines for her tone-deaf, and ofttimes offensive, comments.

Her most recent WTF moment came during a discussion about “ghetto black names” (ugh, I can’t even...) when Symoné pretty much admitted  she’s a classist POS.

“I am very discriminatory against words like the ones that they were saying in those names,” she said while looking like a rooster had set up shop on her head. “I’m not about to hire you if your name is Watermelonandrea. That’s just not going to happen.”

The whole thing would be completely laughable and ridiculous if Symoné’s stance wasn’t also held by hiring managers across America.

In fact, several studies have shown that Black folks with “ethnic” names like Jamal or Aiesha are far less likely to be hired than other candidates named Mary or Jake, even when they have the exact same experience and qualifications.

So while Raven is definitely an asshole, sadly she’s not unique.

Thankfully, Twitter came through with some epic shade that may give the actress a reason to reconsider her narrow-minded stance.



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