There's A Petition To Remove Raven-Symoné From 'The View'

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Raven-Symoné has been quite the controversy-starter as of late.

"The View" cohost has made some questionable statements regarding race and other contentious topics over the past several months, and it's all finally coming to a head.

One comment the former Disney channel star made suggested she wouldn't hire someone with a "black-sounding" name:

More recently, Symoné also weighed in on the video of a Spring Valley High School police officer assaulting a black female student, implying the student brought it upon herself by using her cell phone during school.

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Fed up with Symoné's commentary, UK woman Che Scott-Heron initiated a petition on Change.org, asking "The View" creator Barbara Walters to remove the former Cheetah girl from the show.

Scott-Heron writes,

Raven Symone has been spouting her ignorant and self hating spiel on the view for Long enough, from stating that she wouldn't hire somebody for having a ghetto name, to openly complaining about reverse racism, the final straw was her comment about the recent viral video of the school police officer assaulting the student, where Raven Symone said 'get off your phone in school then.' 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. We need strong black rolemodels in prominent positions on television an Raven Symone cannot provide that. That is why I ask that we petition to remove her from The View.

There are 100,000 signatures on the petition and the number is rising. Many people are responding favorably to the petition on Twitter:

The petition is on track to reach its goal of 150,000 supporters, at which point Barbara Walters will surely get wind of the public's disapproval of Raven and her uncommon opinions.

The question is, will she oblige the call-to-action?

Citations: Thousands Sign Petition To Remove Raven-Symoné From 'The View' (Huffington Post)