If actress Raven-Symone is trying for the role of the most hated person in America, she has certainly smashed that audition.


The talk show host gave her thoughts on the assault of female South Carolina high school student at the hands of Deputy Officer Ben Fields, after videos of the brutal force used on the teenager circulated this week.

The case which led to the suspension of Fields is now under investigation by the FBI and has also prompted a civil rights investigation.


According to sources began with the student refusing to get off of her mobile phone in class by her teacher to which eventually saw the ‘assistance’ of Deputy Officer Fields, the student was seen to be flipped backward and tossed across the classroom floor by a sheriff’s deputy which was captured on video by another student.


In an episode of ABC’s After the View, the one time child actress had the following to say;


The girl was told multiple times to get off the phone. There’s no 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. First of all, why are there cellphones 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.


Although Raven continues on to say there is no reason for the Officer to use such excessive force, in the same breath she is in fact defending the actions once she used the term ‘BUT at the same time‘.

This after all takes away from the real issue which is the assault on a young girl at the hands of a man of the law, and instead once more draws attention to the why’s of it all and not the harm that was caused.



Not alone in the victim blaming, Raven’s co-host Paula Faris has blamed the actions of a grown man to manhandle a female adolescent down to the child’s parents ‘bringing up their kids wrong’.


It doesn’t seem that young people…have that respect for authority. And I think a lot of it comes from the home. If the parents aren’t demanding respect, if the parents aren’t bringing their kids up right, they expect the teachers, and they expect the administrators to instill values. That’s your job as parents, okay?“, she says.


Again, Raven briefly acknowledged Officer Fields previous complaints of using excessive force, but not long before going back to the fact that she feels the student should not be on her phone in class.





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