Posted July 4, 2014 by Marie-D in Entertainment News

Raven Symone Addresses Gay Marriage Tweet On ‘Just Keke’

Keke Palmer’s new talk show ‘Just Keke’ on BET is kicking the week off right. Actor Raven Symone made an appearance on the show today today where she opened up about her gay marriage tweet for the first time and dealing with the public’s opinion of her lifestyle.

While video chatting with Keke, the child actor opened up about her personal life. Raven explained why she thanked the government for providing her the opportunity to get married via Twitter last year. She tweeted:

I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you!

She also spoke on some of the stereotypes she had to deal with growing up as a child actor. Check out the highlights below:

Keke: Now, you sent out a tweet last August saying, “I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you.” Now it made news because of course everybody had the question of, Is this Raven coming out? Is this her moment? Do you want to talk about that?

Raven: I’ll just say I love my LGBT community and I’m part of them for always.

Keke: Yes! Yes! Now you know I have to say because coming up as a child actor, working in Disney Channel, all that type of stuff, people have an idea of who and what and how you should be. So when you sent that tweet out, were you expecting that kind of feedback? Were you prepared for it?

Raven: Girl, I sent it because people are raising stupid laws. Period….

Keke: Now when you first got out of “That’s So Raven,” I really wanna ask this question from me too, because, like I said being a child actor people always want to group you up and keep you the same way. Especially with “Akeelah and the Bee,” I feel like “Akeelah and the Bee” is my Urkel ya’ll. I ain’t never gonna live that one down girl. So how was it, when you changed your hair up different than people expected, it’s not “That’s So Raven,” it’s not Raven Baxter, it’s Raven Symone. What was that like? What was the feedback like? How did you learn to silence all of that?

Raven: That’s a tricky question missy. How do I say this correctly without making people angry? You have to be confident in who you are no matter what your team, background noise or front-ground noise makes. You have to stay strong as long as you’re not, ya know, being a drug addict or nothing crazy then you gotta listen. But when you’re just trying to color your hair, stay strong. It’s hard because people want to continue the brand, continue the look that they created to, I’m being honest, they want continue that look that made them money for so long but sometimes it doesn’t always coincide with who you are as a person…

Keke: {Crying} Raven, I mean you make me cry because I look up to you for so long and it means to much to me to sit here and speak to you and even get a second of your time. What you have done for me and every single girl in this room, we can never pay you back, I thank you so much….



Photo Credit: BET