Daytime television brought two interesting stories this week. One was super cute and inspirational while another…well…Raven Symone is back to her antics. Come inside to see 8-year-old viral sensation Demarjay Smith kill us with cuteness and how Black Twitter is dragging Raven inside….
He’s young. He’s talented. And he’s ridiculously super cute.
8-year-old viral video star Demarjay Smith hit up “The Ellen DeGeneres” show this week to chop it up about how he’s encouraging his whole neighborhood to get fit! The tiny personal trainer from Jamaica said he was inspired to help his friends to get into shape after one of his cousins began getting bullied for his weight.
When asked what he would want to do when he gets older he said he wanted to be a personal trainer, a basketball player, and CHALLENGE Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt in a race! Well, he didn’t have to wait until he got older because Ellen pulled some strings and had the fastest man in the world show up to meet his challenge. Demarjay’s face was PRICELESS when Usain walked out on stage. And their race was uber cute. Check it below:
On another daytime talk show…
“The View” co-host Raven Symone is back to stirring the pot. She’s back in the headlines over her most recent comments about discriminating against those who she says has “ghetto/ethnic names.”
Raven said, “I’m very discriminatory against words like they were saying with those names. I’m not about to hire you if you’re name is Watermelondrea. It’s just not going to happen. I’m not going to hire you.”
Peep the clip above.
It didn’t take long for Black Twitter to chime in on her comments and here are a few tweets roasting the talk show host over what she said:
Hold up. Raven Symone. Rocking a red mohawk. A Black Lesbian. Who worked w/ Bill Cosby. Says she discriminates on people w/ ethnic names?
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) October 9, 2015
That Raven-Symoné used “Watermelonisha” as an example of a “black name” shows you how deep the internalized racism and self-hatred goes.
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) October 9, 2015
if u weren’t an established actress, who’d hire u to as a receptionist for their law office w/this hair? @ravensymone pic.twitter.com/KPiB9S5X4u
— Please Stop, Bear! (@BtSquared2) October 9, 2015
Raven Symone out here looking like Foghorn Leghorn talking bout she won’t hire people with “black names”
— Mel Vega (@Gmel_Genuine) October 9, 2015
Hi, I’m Childhood Raven Symone and I have Direct Tv. And I’m Current Raven Symone and I have cable. pic.twitter.com/y2EwNPw90R
— Monaquisha (@Un_Dray_Uh) October 9, 2015
‘Raven-Symoné’ is made of two first names, a hyphen, a random accent and a ‘y’ instead of an ‘i.’ Girl….
— JeSuisAutomne (@autumn_jaz) October 9, 2015
Bloop! Thoughts on Raven’s comments?
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