Raven Symone Receives Backlash For Harriet Tubman Comment

Posted: May 14 2015, 11:27am CDT | by , Updated: May 14 2015, 11:30am CDT, in Latest Celebrity News


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Raven Symone Receive Backlash for Harriet Tubman Comment
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The actress and View commentator said she didn't think putting the icon on the $20 "would be a good idea."

Raven-Symone is receiving a ton of backlash after saying she doesn’t think historical icon Harriet Tubman should be on the $20 bill during this morning's episode of "The View." The idea came from a poll that asked Americans which famous woman they'd like to see on currency - Tubman narrowly beat out Eleanor Roosevelt.

“No offense to everyone that’s going to be mad at me for saying this, I don’t like that idea. I think we need to move a little bit forward. Let me just preface that I understand the history, I get it Trust me, I was taught, I was in that culture. … I would’ve chosen Rosa Parks. 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. I would choose a different woman, no offense,” the 29-year-old entertainer said on The View.

Harriet Tubman is well known for risking her life as an integral part in the success of the Underground Railroad, which led escaped slaves to freedom in the North. She also worked as a spy for the North during the Civil War as the first woman to lead a solo military expedition.

Raven Symone has been known to cause some controversy on the show, and she was trending seconds after her comment:

To see the video for yourself, watch below:

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