Welp. Olivia…I mean Raven-Symone is at it again. As the dust settles from her last statement about how she doesn’t want to be labeled as “Black” or “African-American”, Raven is kicking up some more dirt with some interesting comments she made on The View Monday morning.
I recently reported a story about Rodner Figueroa’s controversial comments about the First Lady. http://http://karmajonezknows.com/2015/03/12/rodner-figueroa-fired-after-first-lady-planet-of-the-apes-comment/
In response to the comments, Raven who was guest hosting on The View, stated that she didn’t think Figueroa’s comments were racist at all. She thinks that it’s possible that Michelle Obama actually DOES look like an ape, and Figueroa was simply stating the obvious.
“Michelle, don’t fire me from this right now, but some people look like animals. I look like a bird! So can I be mad if somebody calls me Toucan Sam?”
“”There is a secret in the Latin community, specifically the Caribbean, South American, Central American, Latin community, that they are very racist,” she continued. “They never want to be in the same group as black people. And it’s sad. It’s very, very sad. And he did say Michelle Obama looks like a cast member of the Planet of the Apes.”She went on to say…
“No. I am the Latin person here on this table, and I would like to tell you that it was racist, period. And the thing is, this is a problem in the Latin community, that we do not talk about, that we do not address, and it is real and it was revealed by this man’s statement. And you do not disrespect the First Lady of our country.”