Raven Symone Addresses Her Comments Causing Controversy
Outside of her guest starring roles on hit shows like Empire and Black-ish and her guest co-hosting gig on The View, Raven Symone has spent the last year making headlines because of some of the things she says. Most recently, the 29-year-old ruffled feathers when she said she didn’t like the idea of Harriet Tubman on the twenty dollar bill. “I think we need to move a little bit forward. Let me just preface that I understand the history, I get it, trust me, I was taught, I’m in that culture,” she told The View‘s audience.
Over the weekend, I caught up with Raven for my column “The SCOOP” at celebrity hairstylist Yancey Edward‘s birthday party and asked her about the controversy her comments tend to incite. “I think the things that I’ve said, whether they came out wrong or right, whether my mind flubbed up words and said the wrong words at the wrong time, or whether I said them intentional, everybody has an opinion of their own, and I’m entitled to mine and other people are entitled to theirs,” she told me.
“It depends on how you respond to it – if you respond with respect and a discussion, or you respond because you’re so angry. But I never said anything, hopefully, that I pointed fingers at a certain person; if anything, I pointed them at myself and how I felt. So that is kind of my answer to that.”
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