Raven-Symone slammed on Twitter after controversial discrimination comments

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Raven Symone Facing Racist Backlash After "Black Names" Comments



Raven-Symone is stirring up controversy again.

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The View co-host came under fire Friday after the talk show panel discussed a study that said Americans discriminate against people based on their names.

"Just to bring it back, can we take back 'racist' and say 'discriminatory,' because I think that's a better word," Raven said after the panel watched a viral video of the most "ghetto"-sounding names. "And I am very discriminatory against words like the ones that they were saying in the video. I'm not about to hire you if your name is Watermelondrea. It's just not going to happen. I'm not going to hire you."

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While most of Raven's co-hosts laughed the comments off, Twitter was quick to reply to the 29-year-old's comments, calling her out for supporting discrimination.

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Raven Symone pls stop. Please?
I am at a loss for words after hearing what @ravensymone said today on @TheView about Black names. Tell me she was being sarcastic. PLEASE.
#RavenSymone went on a big rant about not wanting to be labeled and now she's talking about labelling people due to their names? The irony..
It's really appalling that #RavenSymone is attributing to young black girls feeling like their names are too "ghetto".
@ravensymone, would you re-hire T'Keyah Crystal? You know, "Tanya/Mom" from #ThatsSoRaven? #RavenSymone http://t.co/OFsx6Q3B0p
EDUCATE YOURSELF, RAVEN SYMONE. #RavenSymone http://t.co/TlyIuezUYl
Me after @ravensymone called out @WatermelondreaJ and everyone with a "ghetto sounding" name http://t.co/j36f6rLXB5
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FILE - In this May 28, 2015 file photo, actress Raven-Symone attends the Broadway opening of "An Act Of God" at Studio 54 in New York. Raven-Symone is now officially a co-host of "The View." After 37 appearances as guest co-host on the weekday talk show, she joins the panel alongside moderator Whoopi Goldberg and co-hosts Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez effective immediately. Her co-panelists made the announcement on Wednesday's edition. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Raven Symone attends 2015 GLSEN Respect Awards on June 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for GLSEN)
Raven Symone, left, appears at the curtain call after her first performance in Broadway's "Sister Act" in New York, Tuesday, March 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Raven Symone attends the after party celebrating her first performance in Broadway's "Sister Act" in New York, Tuesday, March 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Raven-Symone arrives at the 2011 TV Land Awards on Sunday, April 10, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 15: Actress Raven-Symone attends NBCUniversal's 69th Annual Golden Globes Viewing and After Party Sponsored By Chrysler and Hilton held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for NBCUniversal)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Actress Raven Symone attends the 18th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on April 29, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 07: Raven-Symone attends Glitz and Glam Gala Presented by Grey Goose Vodka at The Louisville Palace Theater on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Jeff Gentner/Getty Images for Grey Goose)
Actress Raven Symone poses for photographers at the ceremony to unveil Tinker Bell's 'Hollywood Walk of Fame' star in Hollywood on September 21, 2010. Tinker Bell made her Disney debut in the Studio�s 1953 animated classic, and immediately winged her way into the hearts and imagination of moviegoers the world over. She went on to become an important part of the landmark Disney TV anthology, �The Wonderful World of Color,� and got each show off to a flying start along with host Walt Disney. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Actress Raven-Symone arrives at 7th Annual Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party at MILK Studios on September 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
Hollywood, UNITED STATES: Actress Raven Symone arrives for the premiere of Wild Hogs, 27 February 2007 in Hollywood,California. The film presents the story of a group of suburban biker wannabes looking for adventure, who hit the open road only to get more than they bargained for when they encounter a gang called the Del Fuegos. AFP PHOTO/GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
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