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Thousands sign petitions to get Raven-Symoné and Don Lemon fired

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Photo credit: @ravensymone via Instagram

Both Raven-Symoné and Don Lemon came under fire from the Black community again this week after comments they made about the Spring Valley High assault, in which Deputy Ben Fields assaulted a young Black female student for refusing to leave her classroom. Since then, Fields has been fired from his job, and now it looks like fans want Raven and Lemon fired form theirs as well.

This week, petitions were started on Change.org asking for both the removal of Raven from “The View” and Lemon from CNN.

A TV viewer from London, Che Scott-Heron, started the petition to give Raven the boot, which is titled “Letter to Barbara Walters: Petition to remove Raven-Symoné from The View.”

“Raven Symone has been spouting her ignorant and self hating spiel on the view for Long enough, from stating that she wouldn’t hire somebody for having a ghetto name, to openly complaining about reverse racism, the final straw was her comment about the recent viral video of the school police officer assaulting the student, where Raven-Symoné said, ‘get off your phone in school then. 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,” Scott-Heron wrote on the petition’s page.

Scott-Heron claims that she originally only wanted 1,000 signatures, but she ended up getting over 75,000 signatures in just a day. Now, Scott-Heron’s petition has over 83,000 signatures and her new goal is to reach 150,000 signatures for the petition.

Meanwhile, Raven isn’t the only one facing a growing petition to see her fired. Check out details about Lemon’s petition after the cut.

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16 Comments

  1. cupcake333 on October 30, 2015 at 10:30 am

    interesting, what about rush limbough? and what about white commentators, new people who have done the same thing?its like what whites are saying about blacks killing each other and we turn a blind eye to that , you couldnt get 75,ooo people black people to protest one killing of a black person . did that many people rally for justice for sandra bland , where is the go fund me for that? smoke screen is blacks who it back and look for a patsy, instead of petitioning on congress to change laws . if we had the power of a pen why not use it on the senate floor .. fear? ingorance? doubt? you better believe cnn can give you 75,000 reasons they keeping don lemon. change.org is really not that effective and its a private run businesss with not much success . good luck with that one
    raven simon is young, she hasnt had any journalism expereince and whoopy goldberg has put blacks down way more times. she is a uncle tom for sure.. raven atleast dont hide behind her white folks like whoopy. raven has legitamate point, she just need to rearrange her verbal skills and how to express it . people know shes not educated well on journalism i tired of these networks getting someone ot host just cause they celebrity .. did anyone forget that raven may be targeted even by whites due to the bill cosby connect???? if not for that she would been celebrated I THINK black mothers should stop picking ghetto names for kid .. if they want them to be successful , cause believe it or not a lot of black companies have skipped on those names just as much as white companies . its like some folks dont hire people with tatooes same fate .. not our fault your moma is ignorant and choice ignorant name for you . please think before you go off ranting about raven .. shes targeted and the view hired her for that reason controversy.
    don lemon does go white a lot , but he gay most gay men have hidden issue with life period . confused and usually angry . cnn will not fire him you can forget that . .

    • Nigg.Newton on October 30, 2015 at 6:06 pm

      YOU SAID a mouthful…but unfortunately BLACK PEOPLE are more interested in continuing — BLACK ON BLACK CRIMES…

      Raven Symone, should not have to worry about her JOB, based on her opinions.

      GO AFTER them — Caucasians that want you deported “aka” put in PRISON.

      • BlackLivesMatta on November 1, 2015 at 11:47 pm

        From the mouth of a white female.

        Comment, dismissed.

    • WeezyDuzIt on October 31, 2015 at 9:07 am

      Good point.

    • TheBurningBush on October 31, 2015 at 9:20 am

      smart, well stated and full of wisdom.

    • MileHigh on November 2, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      How about writing in English, not “Ebonics Lite?” Start your sentences with a capital letter, etc.

      This woman goes against black groupthink sometimes and so some people want to get her fired. It’s just political correctness run amok. People have a right to speak, that’s what the First Amendment is for.

  2. shellyTheGreat on October 30, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    I signed the raven petition, but i still kinda like don lemon, i’m not gonna sign his.

    • quinten488 on October 30, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      Neither will happen so its pointless.

      • shellyTheGreat on October 31, 2015 at 3:00 am

        perhaps.

      • Greenie O'Wobbles on October 31, 2015 at 11:48 am

        You are quite correct about that because, look at Elisabeth H-ASS-elbeck, she spent TEN years on the View, and watchers expressed our desires to have her fired within weeks of hearing her out-of-touch opinions!!!

  3. Denali on October 30, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Whine, whine, whine!

  4. Valica on October 31, 2015 at 7:33 am

    Stop watching

    • Carolyn on November 1, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      You are absolutely right. If a show, or people on the show, offends you stop watching it. Shows continue based upon the number of viewers they have.

      • Naomi on November 3, 2015 at 1:43 pm

        You don’t have to watch the show to hear about the bullshit Raven constantly spews.

  5. TheBurningBush on October 31, 2015 at 9:14 am

    be carful what bandwagons you jump on, signing a petitions to get someone fired because you disagree with their opinions makes you feel good and powerful but just remember who will they come for next, it might be you, because your opinions will conflict with others.

    • MileHigh on November 2, 2015 at 4:29 pm

      First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
      Because I was not a Socialist.

      Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
      Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

      Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
      Because I was not a Jew.

      Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.