Okay Girl: Raven Symone Says She's From Every Continent in Africa & Europe -- Except One [Video]


No, that headline isn’t a typo.

When attempting to clarify her infamous ‘Don’t call me African-American‘ comments, Raven-Symoné told E! News’ Alicia Quarles, that Ancestry.com provided her with her DNA results and proceeded to break down where she’s from.

Raven confidently explained,

I never said I wasn’t Black. I said I wasn’t African American. To me, that’s a difference. Thank you to Ancestry.com, actually, for sending me my DNA test. I am from every continent in Africa, except for one. And I am from every continent in Europe, except for one. And for the last 400 years, my family has been living in Virginia. How long do you have to be in one country before you’re that?

We’re a melting pot of beauty. We have to embrace the different cultures we have. And if we don’t we’re still going to have these problems that are blasting up everywhere…And you can come for me if you want to; I’m sorry, but you’re an American too. Don’t hide your American-ism.

While Alicia let her continue on, the Internet unfortunately did not.



It was an honest mistake, but an unfortunate one considering Raven’s track record when it comes to public comments. 

Watch the cringe-worthy moment below.

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