Watch Raven Symone’ interviewed by Oprah, Finally admitting to being Gay and Not Black? (Video)

Ok, it’s been a week since I caught wind of this and quite frankly I’ve just been ignoring it.  All the “gay” and “black” this and that talk gets to be way too much at times and Raven hasn’t really been high on my list of most talked about celebs. Then someone emailed me the Youtube clip of Raven on Oprah’s “Where are They Now” so of course, I had to watch it.

You have to give it to Oprah, she gets the celebrities generating buzz and gets right to it.


She called Raven out on her tweet from last year and asked her basically when did she know that she was Gay, that’s when Raven said that she did not want to be labeled,

In that topic of dating and love, I knew when I was 12. I was looking at everything (boys and girls). I don’t need language, I don’t need a categorized statement for it. I don’t want to be labeled ‘gay’. I want to be labeled a human who loves humans.

I’m tired of being labeled. I’m an American! I’m not an African-American. I’m an American.

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 suppose to be? That’s what it’s suppose to be. I personally feel that way.

The rest of the interview might make you nauseous.  It’s just two rich people acting like they are regular black folk, acting like they have regular people problems and regular jobs.  Both women have forgotten long ago what being regular is about.  RICH PEOPLE’S PROBLEMS INDEED.  They talk about their biggest splurge.  Oprah said she cried and cried on her 28th birthday.  Raven says that she brought two Porsche’s in a single year.  Oprah brought a Bentley on the way to the mall.  Raven now drives a “Smart Car” and Oprah drives a Volkswagen Beetle (no comment on it being a compact car).  They both say they don’t get angry anymore.  Really?  Actually I believe it.  Give me 55 million dollars and it will take a helluva lot to piss me off.  I would just buy somebody to be mad for me.



Raven saying that she is not Gay and not black is ok.  It’s a cop-out.  It’s just like Tiger Woods.  It’s a burden that she now doesn’t have to carry.  Just denounce it, and you don’t have to give back, pave the way, support or knock down barriers for your cause.  You can if you want to, but you won’t be expected to.  There is a difference.  It’s funny; Raven celebrated being able to get married, but if people were like her and all claimed that they weren’t gay, then that law would have never passed.  That’s something she should think about when she goes to vote, eat at a restaurant, or go to get married.


Get your barf bag ready, and watch the Full Interview.  Raven Symone on Where are they Now.

(I will keep checking the video in case they take it down)