If you were one of over 120,000 people who signed a petition to get Raven-Symoné kicked off ‘The View’ — you’re going to have to try a little harder.
“We love Raven,” a spokesperson for ABC told E! News Saturday afternoon. “She is confident, genuine and opinionated, all qualities that make her a great addition to the panel.”
“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,” the petition read. “We need strong black role models in prominent positions on television an Raven Symone cannot provide that.”
More than 120,000 people have signed the petition since Wednesday but it is not clear if they are actually viewers of ABC’s morning show.
Let’s be honest — before Raven and her problematic comments, when was the last time The View has gotten this much publicity?