Raven-Symone is once again in the hot seat. The 29-year-old controversial co-host of ABC's "The View" is under fire for comments she made apparently criticizing NBC's "The Wiz Live!"
Airing Thursday, the three-hour special starred Shanice Williams as Dorothy, Ne-Yo as Tin-Man, David Alan Grier as the Cowardly Lion and Elijah Kelley as Scarecrow. On "The View" Friday, Raven-Symone and her co-hosts shared their thoughts on the production.
Joy Behar said she thought "The Wiz Live!" was "fabulous," and Candace Cameron Bure said she thought there were some lighting issues, but that overall she enjoyed the performances. "I really liked it. ... The show itself I thought was fantastic," the "Fuller House" actress said.
Raven-Symone then chimed in, telling the panel she had a "different" opinion about it.
"I have such a high bar for 'The Wiz,' being that it was Diana Ross and Michael Jackson and Stephanie Mills, that when I went into it, I was like, 'Let's go!' And then ... I, you know, I just miss Michael, I miss Diana,” she said.
The former Disney star was asked whether she was "disappointed" in the show, but Raven-Symone said she didn't want to use that word out loud.
"I just miss the people that originated those [roles]. ... It's a hard act to follow, and that's what I was looking for," she said. "Overall, I just want to say that I miss the original people."
Raven-Symone did say she enjoyed some of the singing, but her comments had already upset several online users who swiftly took to Twitter to bash her.
I hope she shuts up for the new year! I have had enough of her mouth!!!! ____ https://t.co/kQ0m3g3AdC
— Janneil (@Janneil) December 5, 2015
I hope @ravensymone knows that Diana and Michael werent "the originals" in "The Wiz" it was Stephanie mills and Hinton Battle smh...
— mrs.chicas!! (@ComputrBlue) December 5, 2015
So Raven Symone is out here being her ignorant self. Yall knew she wasn't going to say anything positive about The Wiz Live
— First Of My Name (@JereeSaidSo) December 4, 2015
Raven-Symone is currently on The View basically saying she wasn't that impressed with The Wiz.
— ZuluProvincePrincess (@NOSaintsGirl504) December 4, 2015
This isn't the first time the actress and talk-show host has upset people on social media with her comments on "The View." In October, Raven-Symone was slammed on Twitter for remarks she made about the assault video captured at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina. She also angered a number of people when she indicated she wouldn't hire a person with a "ghetto" name.
Watch the video below of Raven-Symone talking about "The Wiz Live!"