Raven-Symoné rejects African American label on ‘Oprah,’ sets Twitter ‘on fire’

What exactly is "blackness?" It's a silly term. Black people are not monolithic.

— Demetrius Minor (@dminor85) October 7, 2014

If everyone had such common sense, we wouldn’t have to be treated to warnings from Oprah that her interview with “Cosby Show” and “That’s So Raven” star Raven-Symoné — particularly the part about rejecting labels— would “set Twitter on fire.”

Lol @Oprah 's reaction to Raven's label comment. "…Set Twitter on fire." That it did.

— sedonia (@onesedonia) October 7, 2014

So, what did Raven-Symoné say?

Raven: "I'm an American. I'm not an African-American; I'm an American." Oprah: "Don't set up the Twitter on fire… Oh, my lord."

— Jive Owen (@TwanTargaryen) October 6, 2014

Oprah said, “You gon’ set twitter on fire.” That’s basically “YOU IN DANGER GIRL” LMAOOOOOOO

— Erika Nicole Kendall (@bgg2wl) October 6, 2014

Since we got the common sense out of the way early, what’s so wrong with wanting to be labeled simply an American?

Raven Symone is acting VERY lightskin this week.

— Allez vous faire (@toky0_martian) October 7, 2014

Can we agree that Raven-Symone should be labelled confused as fuck?

— Alvin Blancowitz (@Aqua174) October 6, 2014

I was rooting for you Raven Symone. We all were. And you messed it up.

— Romel (@The_TeenAge_FBI) October 7, 2014

Don't flatter yourself #RavenSymone, you are AFRICAN AMERICAN and you ought to be proud of your heritage. Don't get it mixed up! #YBenzO

— Yemi Oyewole (@YBenzO) October 7, 2014

Raven Symone bout stupid as fuck 😒 she sounded so retarded in her interview.

— princesa charmingॐ (@picklelaflare) October 6, 2014

Raven Symone disappointed me. Fuck this "New Black" wack ass ideology. Kissing the white man's ass isn't gonna protect you from oppression

— Hoheo Taralna (@RondehoTehal) October 6, 2014

Bro Raven Symone is tripping the fuck out. Girl you was on the Cosby show your as African-American as it gets label my ass

— Denny The Dude (@FAMOUSDenny) October 7, 2014

#RavenSymone claiming to be colorless won't gain you white privilege. I swear even if you don't see black skin… White ppl will.

— Nobody P. (@Prince_ESQ) October 6, 2014

Raven Symone's personal views are a result of white privilege and she don't even know it. But we should let her be happy in her ignorance.

— Mama Pope (@x_JessNOSimpson) October 6, 2014

Raven Symone? Simone? Whatever the fuck. She don't have to be black now. Oh, but she'll be back. She'll get her nigger wake up call.

— Malcolm Y (@yiggityyoung) October 6, 2014

Raven is gonna wind up in a situation where the privilege will be superseded by what people see her as. That 'New Black' gets folk effed up.

— Christopher Smith (@infinitewords14) October 6, 2014

raven symone stacey dash'd the fuck outta herself in a single interview. what a goddamn tragedy

— zahara jolie-pitt (@zaretzky_) October 6, 2014

Seems like Oprah is the go to person when a black celebrity wants to distance themselves from blackness. Fuck you Raven Symone.

— Omar Sankofa (@OmarSankofa1) October 6, 2014

Thanks, Oprah.

@Oprah You are a hypocrite. You told Raven Symone she was going to get a lot of flack. YOU were the first to immediately giver her flack.

— For My Sake (@For_My_Sake_4) October 7, 2014

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