Raven-Symone has found herself at the center of yet another controversy after she commented on the video of a South Carolina police officer violently pulling a black high school student from her desk.
“You do not need to be manhandling a child that way,” said “The View” co-host of the now-viral video. “But at the same time, kids — put your phones away.
“I used to be scared of my teachers, I was scared to go to the principal,” she continued. “And now, there’s so much ‘oomph’ or gusto in younger people — lack of respect — they feel like they can pop off at the mouth at an adult.”
Twitter users immediately began bashing the actress, calling her “ignorant” and a few other choice words for appearing to support the officer in the incident.
Read some of the reactions below.
When you’re dealing with that normalization of physical abuse of children and teens, having her phone out seems trivial. @ravensymone
- Janet Morris (@janersm) October 28, 2015
i hate raven symone w my life
- who (@ginankurdi) October 28, 2015
Hey @ravensymone, please think before you speak. Because that girl was on her phone, she deserved being choked and thrown across the room?
- Logical Guy (@Opinion8dGuy) October 28, 2015
Raven Symone must be related to Uncle Rukus – Indigo Jones (@1GeNiuS_IdiOt) October 28, 2015
@ravensymone You’re really stupid. Like unbelievably stupid like instead of being concerned with a girl on her phone, get your weave done.
- coco (@bloodiamxnd) October 28, 2015
Dear Raven Symoné Last time I went on my phone in school I got it taken off me for an hour. I didn’t get dragged off of my seat and thrown.
- meh (@moonbeamlwt) October 28, 2015