Raven-Symone’s ‘View’ Coronation Polarizes Twitter: ‘My Eyes Are Already Rolling’

While some fans rip the decision, others say they’re “excited”

Last Updated: June 10, 2015 @ 5:22 PM

Welcome to the panel of “The View,” Raven-Symone. And also to the wrath of Twitter.

After a long-running guest stint on the ABC daytime talk show, the former “That’s So Raven” and “Cheetah Girls” star was named as a permanent co-host on Wednesday. And while Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace appeared genuinely happy, there was no shortage of trash-talking on Twitter — where, let’s face it, there’s never any shortage of trash-talking, ever.

“#TheView Raven Symone on permanently?Why? Cosby Kid? Cheetah Girl? WowGimme a break,” one Twitter user groused. “So many smart socially conscious young ppl? Creepy”

Another user, dubbed Cookie Lyons (not to be confused with the similarly named “Empire” character), essentially accused Raven-Symone of being a stereotype.

“Oh. All her shuckin n jivin paid off,” Lyons sniped.

While there were plenty of critics, other fans welcomed ABC’s decision to permanently add Symone to the panel, with one calling it “Just awesome!!”

Below is a sampling of reaction as compiled by TheWrap.

Despite the criticism, other Twitter users said they were “proud” of Symone and “excited” about the announcement.

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