After less than a year as one of the hosts of ABC’s The View, Raven-Symoné may be on her way out.
According to Page Six sources, the network is considering replacing Symoné in an effort to create a stir.
“They’ve already been eyeing someone to replace her at the table, and she’s aware,” a source reportedly said. “She wants to focus on her acting again.”
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A representative of The View called the reports “ridiculous,” saying, “Ratings are up. We are very happy with the team we have. Raven is a great addition to the panel.”
Symoné, who joined the cast in June 2015, has made numerous statements that some consider offensive and controversial.
When asked about the plans to replace Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, Symone said, “No offense to everyone who’s going to be mad at me for saying this: I don’t like that idea. I don’t like it. … I think we need to move a little bit forward. … Me personally, I would’ve chosen Rosa Parks. I would have chosen someone that is closer to the progression that we’re doing now.”
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In an interview for Where Are They Now? Symoné told Oprah Winfrey she didn’t like being labeled as African-American or gay. She said,”I’m tired of being labeled. I’m an American. I’m not an African American. I’m an American.”
Symoné’s acting career began when she was chosen to play Olivia Kendall, the step-granddaughter of Dr. Cliff Huxtable (Bill Cosby), on The Cosby Show. She was on the show from 1989 to 1992. Symoné later starred in the Disney Channel show That’s So Raven from 2003 to 2007.
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