Raven-Symone: I Don’t Want To Be ‘Labeled’ Gay Or African-American (VIDEO)
Raven-Symone says she doesn’t want to be “labeled gay” — or African-American, for that matter. The actress was asked about her apparent coming-out-of-the-closet moment last year, when she tweeted, “I can finally get married!” after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.
During her new interview with Oprah Winfrey, Raven-Symone explains, “That was my may of saying I’m proud of the country… I will say that I’m in an amazing, happy relationship with my partner, a woman.” But she says she wants to keep her personal life to herself as much as possible.
“But I am proud to be who I am, and what I am,” says Raven-Symone. She explains, “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.” When Winfrey points out that her comment may start controversy, Raven-Symone responds, “I don’t know where my roots go… I don’t know how far back they go, I don’t know what country in Africa I’m from, but I do know that my roots are in Louisiana.”
Check out the video below, and tell us what you think.