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CLEARING IT UP? Raven Symone RESPONDS -- “I Never Said I Wasn't BLACK, I Said I'm Not AFRICAN-AMERICAN"

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Raven Symone released a statement clarifying shocking comments she made about race and "labels" during a recent Oprah interview.  But we're wondering if her "clarification" will just cause more confusion.  Find out what she said about being "Black" and an American inside...

 

Earlier this week, actress Raven Symone set #BlackTwitter on fire when an interview taped for "Oprah Where Are They Now?" showed her seemingly controversial opinion about being "labeled".  

The actresstold Oprah, "I don't want to be labeled as gay. I want to be labeled as 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."

After the interview sparked some negative reactions from fans, talking heads and Twitter trolls who railed her for attempting to deny her obvious heritage, Raven sent an official statement to TheGrio.com,

“I never said I wasn’t black… I want to make that very clear. I said, I am not African-American. I never expected my personal beliefs and comments to spark such emotion in people. I think it is only positive when we can openly discuss race and being labeled in America.”

 

Hmmm.  Do you think she's simply doing damage control?  Or maybe she should clarify HER definition of the difference so everyone is on one accord?

Does Raven's "clarification" change how your opinion about her stance on labels?

 

 


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