Raven Symone Continues to Defend her Univision Comments
This week, Raven Symone appeared as a guest panelist on “The View” and shared her opinion on the controversial comments made by former Univision host, Rodner Figueroa.
Rodner was recently fired as a host after he compared Michelle Obama’s physical appearance to the cast of “Planet of the Apes.”
Raven weighed in on Rodner’s comments and seemed to defend him by saying that she knows plenty of people that look like animals.
Naturally, Raven received a ton of backlash, but she is still sticking by her original statements.
During a recent interview with The Daily Beast, Raven didn’t apologize for her comment, but she did clarify what she said.
“I don’t think they heard what I said. I did not defend the man,” Raven explained. “I said that what he said was very distasteful. And I think that the organization is in the right to fire him. And I don’t believe that she looks like a racially charged animal that has been connected to the black community for years and years…However, I do know people that look like animals!”
Raven clarified herself again in a separate interview with E! News.
"I think any time something is dealing with race, that is still an open wound and you try to look at it from a different standpoint, people are gonna get mad," she told E! News. "Especially when it's socially out, blasted, and people don't read the whole story. Just like a lot of my comments. People don't read into the whole story and start making things and they say, I said this and I said this and I'm trying to be a different race, but I'm not trying to be.”
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