Last night on Oprah’s “Where Are They Now” 28 year old actress Raven Symone made a few comments that caused a firestorm of controversy. Oprah asked Raven if she thinks of herself as gay person referring to this past tweet pictured
” I want to be labeled a human who loves humans,” she responded. “I’m tired of being labeled. I’m an American, I’m not an African-American. I’m an American.”
I’m in an amazing relationship with my partner — a woman — and on the other side, my mother, and people in my family have taught me to keep my personal life to myself as much as possible so I try my best to hold the fence where I can. But I am proud to be who I am and what I am.
In that topic of dating and love, I knew when I was 12. I was looking at everything. I don’t need language, I don’t need a categorized statement for it. I don’t want to be labeled ‘gay.’ I am a human who is human.
I’m tired of being labelled. I’m an American! I’m not an African-American. I’m an American.
Oh Lord, girl! Don’t set this Twitter on fire. What did you just say??? Stop the tape right now! say Oprah
I will say this I don’t know where my roots go to. I don’t know how far back they go. I can’t go on…ya know… I don’t know how far back and I don’t know what country in Africa I’m from. But I do know my roots are in Louisiana. I’m an American. And that’s a colorless person because we are all people.
I have lots of things running through my veins. I don’t label myself. What I mean by that is I’m an American. I have darker skin. I have a nice, interesting grade of hair. I connect with Caucasian, I connect with Asian, I connect with Black, I connect with Indian. I connect with each culture. Aren’t we all a melting pot in one body? Isn’t that what America is supposed to be? That’s what it’s supposed to be. I personally feel that way.
Welp there you have it Raven Symone doesn’t do labels people!