Raven-Symone: Caitlyn Jenner Is Moving “Too Fast” In Becoming LGBT Advocate – WATCH VIDEO
Raven-Symone said on Monday’s “The View” that she thinks Caitlyn Jenner is moving way “too fast” in becoming an LGBT advocate, and feels the reality star needs to take some time and learn a little more about the community first. Watch the video below.
During the “Hot Topics” segment, moderator Whoopi Goldberg asked her co-hosts if they watched the premiere of Jenner’s E! docuseries “I Am Cait.” Raven-Symone said she caught the tail end of the show, adding, “I appreciate all she’s going to do for the community. I think it’s wonderful.” She continued, “I’m just surprised at how many girlfriends she has all of a sudden, and how much she’s showing these stories [of transgender youths] all of a sudden.”
The former Disney star said she thinks it’s “wonderful” what Jenner is doing to help the community, but feel it’s all moving a bit fast. “I think it needs a light being shined on it. It’s just a lot for me in one show, and you just came out,” said Raven-Symone, adding, “I mean, when I came out, I didn’t go and go hardcore and be like, ‘I’m going to save the world for LGBT.’ You got to learn first.”
Rosie Perez then chimed in telling Raven-Symone she thinks Jenner may have been making a “strategic” move by waiting to become an advocate until she had a bigger platform. Raven-Symone, however, disagreed noting, “You can be strategic beforehand, before you come out as well.” She added, “I mean, I was definitely repping the community even when I wasn’t saying this is what I was.” Raven-Symone said she wanted to make it clear that she wasn’t “faulting” Jenner for wanting to be an advocate, but simply felt it was “too fast.”
The conversation then segued into Jenner’s physical appearance on the docuseries. Michelle Collins said she thought Jenner’s makeover was “stunning,” while Raven-Symone pointed out that not every transgender person can look as good as Jenner does. “It’s amazing what you can look like with a lot of money, but I do have to say there’s a commercial coming up for the next episode and how a lot of the transgender community is coming and saying ‘All of us can’t look as good as you,'” explained Raven-Symone. “We’ll see the dynamic as it grows, but I just want a little bit more slower progression.”
Watch the video below of Raven-Symone talking about Caitlyn Jenner, and tell us what you think.