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Empire actress Raven-Symone has caused anger over her views on the $20 bill replacementJason Kempin/Getty Images

She did not want to cause "offence" but actress Raven-Symone has sparked outrage for admitting she does not want abolitionist Harriet Tubman to appear on the $20 (£12) bill.

The Empire actress appeared on talk show The View to discuss the Women On 20s unofficial poll that asked the public which powerful female figure they would like to see replace US president Andrew Jackson by 2020.

During the live debate, Raven-Symone said: "No offence to everyone that's going to be mad at me for saying this, I don't like that idea [of Harriet Tubman on the $20].

"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'm in that culture."

Included on the list of replacement suggestions are civil rights activist Rosa Parks, longest-serving first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Watch Raven-Symone's appearance on The View below:

With Tubman not receiving her vote, Raven-Symone shared her choice with the panel, adding: "Me personally, I would have chosen Rosa Parks. I would have chosen someone that is closer to the progression that we're doing now."

She explained: "And I know you have to understand history so that you don't repeat it, but that doesn't really happen in our world, because we still repeat history of hating other cultures over and over again. So I would choose a different one, no offence."

While many recognise the former child star's right to express her personal opinion, others clearly disagreed with angry tweets including:

The 29-year-old recently came under fire from fans of pop star Beyonce when she said the Grammy-winner and other female pop stars "should put some clothes on".