Raven-Symoné strikes again, and Black Twitter will not be happy. This morning on The View, the outspoken co-host voiced her support of Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley's chants at a recent liberal conference that not just Black lives matter, but "all lives matter."
To be clear, O'Malley himself has apologized for his comments, saying "that was a mistake on my part and I meant no disrespect," but Raven doesn't think he has anything to be sorry for. "I understand what the 'Black Lives Matter' hashtag means. It came in conjuction with everything that was going with the police in Ferguson. You have to be sensitive in that statement, but he is right, all lives matter... I think you have to open yourself up. It should be all lives matter," she said.
The View's newest co-host, comedian and pop culture editor Michelle Collins was quick to put Raven — and O'Malley — in check. Joking that O'Malley "looks like an ad exec from Mad Men, he could not be whiter if he tried," Collins got serious when talking about Black Lives Matter. "Why re-appropriate something that was really such a powerful thing for the Black community, something that meant so much and still means so much?" she asked her co-hosts. "It's such a positive thing. Why make that about everybody? It's not about everybody."
Raven wouldn't give up her position, despite acknowledging that recent Black protests are unique. "Trust me, I'm down for all Black lives matter, I get it, but it does separate again," she said. "It continues the separation of people. When we are supposed to, no offense, All American lives matter."
Well, we know how Raven feels about race, so points for consistency, but she will more than likely get dragged on social media for this one.
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