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Petition urges 'The View' to fire Raven Symone

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(CNN) -- ABC is standing by "The View" co-host Raven-Symone.

This after thousands signed a petition on Change.org demanding she be fired.

As of Monday, the petition had more than 128,000 signatures.

The letter reads, in part: "Raven Symone has been spouting her ignorant and self-hating spiel on The View for long enough. We need strong black role models in prominent positions on TV and Raven Symone cannot provide that."

In a statement to CNN, ABC said "We love Raven. She is confident, genuine and opinionated, all qualities that make her a great addition to the panel."

Raven-Symone joined "The View" for its 19th season this year, along with co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Paula Faris, Michelle Collins and Candace Cameron Bure.

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