Raven-Symone is speaking out after being dragged online for derogatory comments she made about her thoughts on Ghetto Black names.
The former child star made a few controversial statements when asked if she would ‘judge’ a person by their name and in a world filled with children growing up with names like ‘North’ West, ‘Blue Ivy,’ and Apple many felt Raven-Symone’s statement about ‘Watermelondrea’ was blatantly racist and out of line.
Raven recently offered an explanation and an apology of sorts to the millions of people she offended with her comments about how she would NEVER hire anyone with a name like ‘Watermelondria,’ stating:
As an equal opportunity employer, I have never discriminated against a name….even though I said I would, it’s not true. My comment was in poor taste.
Raven’s father, Christopher B. Pearman also hit the net to offer an apology for his daughter, stating that she often says ‘dumb sh*t’ but he’s still proud of his little girl.
Read both Raven-Symone & her dad’s full statements below…
Raven-Symone posted the following statement via her facebook page last night, stating that she takes back her statement and claims to be an equal opportunity employer (even though she said she wasn’t).
Raven’s Dad, Christopher B. Pearman also has some things to say about his daughter’s verbal diarrhea, stating she often says ‘dumb sh*t.’
Pearman hit up facebook as well and offered his own apology for his daughter’s thoughtless words, explaining that he hasn’t managed the former Cosby Show star in over 10 years, but his daughter “has her own opinions, right or wrong, and is responsible for her own words and actions.”