“Raven…You’d better step up and say something. Other Side of the Fame is all on it and you KNOW they hit every corner and leave no stone unturned. Get your side out there before #BlackTwitter continues to throw’em at you-considering your statements here of late.”
Yeah y’all. That’s probably pretty much how it went with Raven’s advisors considering she has plucked and ruffled the last feathers from the safe bosom of #BlackTwitter whereby now, she’s nearly no longer welcome-given her condescending remarks lately. Without belaboring all recent incidents leading up to her statement made while at work on The View last week [regarding discriminating against ‘ghetto’ names], a little over an hour ago, Raven took to her Facebook page to post the following:
I’d like to begin by saying that I was not attacking a specific race, but repeating a name that was said in a viral video which has received over 2 million likes.
I have been denied many jobs because of my skin color, body size, and age. Each time I was rejected, my self esteem was negatively effected, so i empathize with those who feel victimized by what I said. We would hope that when it comes to hiring, our names, physical appearance, sexual orientation, and age would never outweigh our qualifications, but often times, they do, thats the truth and it sucks. But I should not be part of the problem, I should be part of the solution.
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. My lack of empathy towards name discrimination was uncalled for. I would also like to say that on Friday my account was hacked, those are not my words.
With nearly 2k replies on her apology, many of which sharing the same sentiments as this:
Joseph McCoy Don’t backpedal now. Own up to your shit. Is your publicist on vacation? You’ve been saying some stupid stuff since that Oprah interview. Whoever said there is no such thing as bad press lied! You’ve been making a pure fool of yourself.
…don’t know if it’s been too much, [or she said] too little, too late or no, but only time will tell. But like I said at the end of the other blog: Although we don’t know where, when, or what (if anything) happened as being the underlying reason for Raven Symone’s condescending and offensive stances, but it would be safe to say that something happened or well…just, IS (where her person or as far as she’s concerned).
A situation like such is like that fine line of arrogance and confidence. Sometimes, whatever reason(s) a person has to be confident about a thing are the very same reasons they are met with fierce opposition and envy-and as a defense mechanism, they come across arrogant.
From whatever place and for whatever reasons Raven Symone digs to say so many of the things she’s said, perhaps somewhere along the lines of her life she’s been hurt by, or met with opposition one time too many [not just by being discriminated against as well-as she noted], but perhaps somewhere, at some time (too) by her own kind. And perhaps this is what’s left of her…………..(as far as she’s concerned).
Only she knows.