One of the co-hosts of ABC’s The View has announced that she will be leaving the show before the end of the year.
Raven-Symoné, who started off her career as Olivia on The Cosby Show and also gained fame when she was older on Disney’s That’s So Raven, announced on Thursday that she is leaving the show to produce and star in a reboot of the show That’s So Raven.
“I’m excited and sad, but I have an announcement to make,” she said. “No, I’m not pregnant.”
“We’re doing a That’s So Raven II, she continued. “There’s no title yet … I’m very excited. I’m going to be leaving before the year’s up.”
Producers of The View have reportedly been searching for a replacement for Raven-Symoné since May.
Back in 2014, Raven-Symoné came under intense criticism when she was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey. At that time, we were witnessing the beginnings of the intense racial divisiveness courtesy of “Black Lives Matter” in this country aided by the race baiting from even Barack Obama after the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by police officer Darren Wilson after Brown robbed a store, assaulted the store manager, and attacked Officer Wilson. It was also at this time that the war on Christianity ramped up with Christian businesses being sued for refusing to participate in any capacity in a homosexual wedding.
Being both black and homosexual, Raven-Symoné said to Oprah Winfrey in 2014 that she was tired of being labeled by her ethnicity and sexuality. She shared, “I’m tired of being labeled. I’m an American. I’m not an African-American. I’m an American.”
There were rumors that the show did not like some of the statements she made which they viewed as “politically incorrect.”