Published on October 30th, 2015 | by PEM0
Enough Is Enough: Petition Begun To Remove Raven-Symoné From “The View” + Don Lemon From CNN
Watermelondrea is someone working while Raven-Symoné is hoping she does not get the boot from the television platform The View. A petition on change.org has begun to remove the child celebrity from the show for asserting ignorance on everything “from stating that she wouldn’t hire somebody for having a ghetto name, to openly complaining about reverse racism,” says the letter to Barbara Walters.
Enough was enough after Raven said that the young lady who was slung around and slammed by a police officer for not getting off of her phone in her Spring Valley High classroom should have simply got off the phone. Pretty much, she said it was the 16-year-old’s fault.
Now, folks are tired of hearing her face sprout words of disgrace.
In addition, the letter to Ms. Walter reads as follows:
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.
The petition is asking for 75,000 signatures, and well, they are currently at 56,802. Tsk Tsk. While these petitions can be dismissed at times, The View may suffer in ratings, therefore, Raven should be working on resume – with a name change; one that’s not ghetto.
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As if Raven’s comments on current events are not enough, another petition for CNN’s Don Lemon has been created to rid him of his television appearances. His latest controversial stint was also on the South Carolina teen’s excessively-forced arrest.
Since the tragic incident of Trayvon Martin in 2012, CNN anchor Don Lemon has consistently antagonized and defamed the characteristics of African-Americans on the national scale in his mass communications. From the holding of the ‘N’ word sign before the national audience to disrespecting the Mayor of Baltimore to his most recent comments of the unfortunate incident where a student was removed from her chair like a rag-doll by a police officer, Mr. Lemon has avoided the chance to state the obvious: the challenges that face African-Americans are real and that solutions need to be found.
I’m disappointed that someone I used to look up to now is someone that I have trouble respecting as a journalist. Please join me in calling on CNN to remove Mr. Lemon from his role at the network.
The writer of this petition has reached 29,164 signatures of the requested 35,000.