Raven-Symone Slammed For Spring Valley Assault Comments On “The View” (VIDEO)
Raven Symone is at the center of yet another controversy after expressing her unpopular opinion about the assault at Spring Valley. Watch below.
As Gossip Cop reported, the “#AssaultAtSpringValley” incident took place on Monday at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina, with video of the assault going viral within hours. Footage showed Ben Fields, a school resource officer, violently grabbing a black female student sitting at her desk. The forced used by the cop caused the chair to fall over with the student still in it, and he then proceeded to drag her across the room and announce he was putting her under arrest.
Fields’ actions were widely condemned on social media, including by a number of celebrities. But on Wednesday’s edition of “After The View,” the online post-show live stream, Raven-Symone blamed the teenage victim. “The girl was told multiple times to get off the phone,” argued the co-host.
“There’s not right or reason, for him to be doing this type of harm. That’s ridiculous. But at the same time, you gotta follow the rules in school,” she continued. “First of all, why are there cell phones in school? This shouldn’t even be a problem to begin with, and he shouldn’t have been acting like that on top of it.” Soon after Raven-Symone made her comments, it was announced Officer Fields has been fired from his position.
Raven-Symone, however, has become a trending topic on Twitter, with many calling her out for alleged victim blaming. Twitter user @meechonmars said, “raven symone said the cop was wrong but the girl shouldnt have been on her phone. so being on your phone is deserving of being dragged?” Twitter user @MalePocahontas expressed similar sentiments, “If Raven Symone really believes being on your cell phone in class warrants being thrown across a classroom….god help her.”
Meanwhile, Twitter user @JessicaYarleen made the case, “Because of the CELL PHONES IN SCHOOLS (which Raven Symone has a problem w/) we are able to have FOOTAGE of the REAL PROBLEM. #RavenSymone” Watch Raven-Symone’s comments about the assault below, and let Gossip Cop know what you think.