Raven-Symone, former network TV darling and cable TV superstar, has long been considered a lost soul. Her current TV stardom comes from her post on The View, the gossipy daytime talk show that attacks the day’s hot topics with fervor and personal anecdotes, the latter of which Symone is rarely short on.
Continuing her unfortunate trend–she once proudly proclaimed she was from “every continent in Africa,” and followed that with a flurry of other nonsensical hot takes. Today, well, her take was at its hottest.
I’m very discriminatory against the words like the ones that they were saying in those names. I’m not about to hire you if your name is Watermelondrea. That’s just not gon’ happen. I’m not gonna hire you.
The video Symone is referring to was a YouTube video titled “Top 60 Ghetto Black Names,” after discussing a recent University of California-Los Angeles study that concluded that folks often associate Black names with violence and aggression. There are levels to Raven’s self-hate and promotion of stereotype. First, the multi-syllable name, but the fact that it begins with “watermelon?”
She needs help.