“Cosby Show” star Raven-Symonè hasn’t had any major acting roles since she was a child, but she keeps her name relevant by saying some outlandish things. While guest-hosting “The View” Wednesday, Raven slammed pop diva Beyoncé and said she did not want to see Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.
Tubman recently won an online poll to replace President Andrew Jackson as the new face of the $20 bill, and when the topic came up, Raven criticized the choice of the abolitionist. "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," the 29-year-old actress said, according to Us Weekly. "I think we need to move a little bit forward."
"Me personally, I would've chosen Rosa Parks," Raven added. "I would have chosen someone that is closer to the progression that we're doing now. I know you have to understand history so you don't repeat it, but that doesn't happen in our world, because we still repeat history of hating other cultures over and over again. So I would choose a different one, no offense."
Twitter users quickly blasted the actress, but that wasn’t the only thing that upset them. Raven fired up the Beyhive, Beyoncé’s fandom, when she condemned the “Drunk in Love” singer for showing too much skin when she performed.
“I just need somebody to put some pants on when people are performing nowadays,” she said during a different guest appearance on “The View,” according to BET. "I think there does need to be some class in the female pop world."
Raven hasn’t responded to any of the backlash, and instead took to Instagram to say she had a “great time.”
— Raven-Symonè (@MissRavenSymone) May 14, 2015
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