Raven Symoné used to be dope. She really did. When we first saw her, she was the cutest thing ever. We all know that she was brought in on The Cosby Show to make up for Rudy’s lack of cuteness in her awkward, mustachioed years. And it worked. The world loved her. So much in fact, that she built an empire at Disney that would eventually earn over $400 million, with It’s So Raven. Cheetah Girls was great for little girls. By the time she hit adulthood, the world thought she was going to be something special. And then she jumped off a fucking cliff.
Raven-Symoné is no longer dope. She’s wack. Very, very wack. Why? Because she defended the Univision reporter who said that Michelle Obama looked like a monkey, with the line of “some people look like animals.” She also said that she wasn’t Black. And now, she doesn’t support Harriet Tubman being on the $20 because Moses wasn’t “progressive” enough. If freeing slaves in the 19th century, as a woman, isn’t progressive enough what is? Perhaps being a large supporter of the woman’s suffrage movement? Oh how the mighty have fallen.