Raven-Symoné is no stranger to the gaffe, but her recent comments on The View about refusing to hire people with "ghetto names" even has her dad distancing himself from her.
Christopher Pearman, who managed his daughter's career when she was a child star, took to his Facebook page to stand up for his baby girl but also make it clear that he has nothing to do with the "dumb sh*t" she's been saying lately on TV.
"To My Dear Friends, there has been much talk today about my daughters [sic] comments on her show The View. People have been hitting me up all night questioning me about her remarks. Let me say this……I haven’t managed Ravens [sic] career in over 10 years. This woman is grown, has her own management team, has her own opinions, right or wrong, and is responsible for her own words and actions," he began. "A woman wrote to me tonight and said she couldn’t support my book because of the words of my daughter. What she fails to realize is that my book is about teaching your child to believe and achieve. Raven has achieved incredible success, and this cannot be denied!"
The note continued, "Children grow up and become influenced by many things, situations and people. I certainly don’t agree with what she said….but she is d**n near thirty years old. She’s a grown a** woman making grown a** mistakes. We all have been guilty of this."
He then goes on to defend his child — and his parenting skills. "I did my best as her father, mentor and career manager," he wrote. "I believe I did a Wonderful job. Aside from this inexcusable gaffe, her 29 years in the entertainment industry has been quite successful, for there have been only an Elite Few Child Stars to last this long and have little to no controversy. For this, I am Very Proud!"
And finally, he concluded, "Raven is a really Beautiful, Sweethearted, Human Being. I should know. Her Mother and I Love her Very much and will always support her and have her back. Even if sometimes……….she says some dumb S#%T!"
Mr. Pearman, keepin' it all the way 100.
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