Raven-Symone Ignores Backlash, Continues to Talk About Violent South Carolina School Arrest

Raven-Symone Ignores Backlash, Continues to Talk About School arrest
Raven-Symone talked on The View about the Spring Valley High School assault. Fred Lee/ABC via Getty Images

Nothing to see here! Raven-Symone had no problem continuing the conversation on The View on Thursday, Oct. 29. The Disney Channel alum, 29, once again discussed the now-viral Spring Valley High School assault and arrest with the rest of the show’s co-hosts. 

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“There is an issue with police officers in predominantly ‘minority’ type of schools taking kids for disorderly conduct right to prison. That’s a problem,” Symone noted. 

There was no mention, however, of the massive backlash the actress received after her comments about the incident from Tuesday’s show. 

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During the previous View segment she noted, “The girl was told multiple times to get off the phone. There's no right or reason for him to be doing this type of harm — that's ridiculous — but at the same time, you gotta follow the rules in school. First of all, why are there cellphones in school? This shouldn't even be a problem to begin with, and he shouldn't have been acting like that on top of it."

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Shortly after her comments aired, Symone received an outpouring of criticism on social media. Actor Orlando Jones also weighed in, tweeting, “Henceforth everytime someone says something tone-deaf that completely misses the point the designated response shall be ‘That's So Raven’.”

The incident in question involved a teenage girl being flung out of her desk chair and onto the ground by an enforcement officer at Spring Valley High School after the student refused to get off her phone. The officer has since been suspended. 

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This certainly isn’t the first time Symone has been under fire for her comments. Earlier this month she got slammed for her comments about employers discriminating against applicants with “ghetto” names. She later apologized and even her father, Christopher B. Pearman, penned an open letter on Facebook calling her remarks an “inexcusable gaffe.” 

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