Raven Symone Opens Up About 'That' Gay Marriage Tweet on 'Just Keke' [Video]


Keke Palmer’s new daytime talk show Just Keke recently started airing on BET and we’ve heard nothing but great things about it!

Raven Symone Skyped into the show  for a video chat earlier this week and she spoke candidly on the supportive (and controversial) tweet she sent out after the repeal of anti-gay legislation.

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She talked about why she tweeted what she did and also gave Keke advice on overcoming the ‘child star’ syndrome in the industry.

Check out a a few highlights:

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….

Raven will always be one of our favorites! She has such a wonderful spirit. Check out a clip from the show below!

[via The YBF]

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