Raven Symoné has been keeping the country buzzing with her comments this week.
On Monday’s (May 11) episode of The View, the actress spoke on Miley Cyrus’ latest interview with Out and the Associated Press, where Cyrus opened up about her sexuality and expressed her struggle with gender identification. The rambunctious singer went on to say on her social media accounts that she doesn’t label herself and “nothing can/will define” her.
Raven was quick to bring it back to 2014’s Where Are They Now sit-down where she said she doesn’t want to be labeled gay, nor African-American, and reminded Miss Miley that “she said it first,” before supporting Cyrus’ statements.
Furthering her stance on labels, Raven Symoné stated the tension that’s created when people stamp themselves one particular thing, but did go on to say that she’s a Black-American. “I don’t have to wear it on my sleeve with all this stigma that’s been placed on us for the last millions of years. Let’s just be human and call it a day.”
The outspoken Rosie Perez followed up saying, “I think it’s a generational thing because I think that there was a time where labels were necessary because we were disenfranchised. We were ostracized from the conversation. So, to put ourselves into the conversation, to take our seat at the table, there was a need to say, ‘Wait a minute, I am this. I’m not ashamed of it and I’m going to speak out. Yes, I am gay, yes, I am African-American, yes, I am Latino-American. There was a need.'”
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