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ABC defends Raven-Symone on ‘The View’

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 6:49 PM

The petition, addressed to the show’s creator Barbara Walters, received more than 10,000 signatures in just two days.Change.org

The petition, addressed to the show’s creator Barbara Walters, received more than 10,000 signatures in just two days.

Raven-Symone, controversial “The View” co-host, still has ABC in her corner.

An ABC rep came to the defense of the outspoken actress Saturday after a Change.org petition calling for her ouster garnered more than 120,000 signatures.

“We love Raven,” the rep told E! News. “She is confident, genuine and opinionated, all qualities that make her a great addition to the panel.”

The petition, addressed to the show’s creator Barbara Walters, received more than 10,000 signatures in just two days.

Raven-Symone, 29, sparked an onslaught of angry tweets Thursday after she expressed qualified support for Ben Fields, the South Carolina policeman who was caught on video violently dragging a student from her desk after she refused to put away a cell phone.

It was just the latest controversial statement from Raven-Symone who has also claimed that she would avoid hiring someone with a “ghetto” name.

“African Americans and black people around the diaspora need a voice representative of their views and not a voice representative of what white people want us to say,” the petition reads.

“We need strong black role models in prominent positions on television and Raven Symone cannot provide that.”


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