Raven-Symoné Says Black Twitter Hates Her

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Some might wonder if Raven-Symoné really could see the future, why she'd say certain things aloud, but the former Cosby star remains candid and seemingly unapologetic. Last week, Symoné affirmed her support of Rachel Dolezal, suggesting that the former president of Spokane's NAACP — a white woman who posed as black for several years — simply needs a "better foundation." That support, which rubbed many the wrong way, came on the heels of several other disappointing statements from the star.

In March, before Symoné was named an official co-host of The View, she sparred with Whoopi Goldberg in defense of modern-day use of the 'n-word.' Two months later, she shared her disapproval of Harriet Tubman as a top choice to earn a place on U.S. currency. "I don't like that idea," she said. "I think we need to move a little more forward." According to Symoné, Rosa Parks would have been a better choice because she is "closer to the progression that we're doing now." Granted, Rosa Parks wouldn't have had the opportunity she had without Harriet Tubman, but we won't get into that right now.

Prior to making all of these outspoken statements, Symoné sat down with Oprah Winfrey for an episode of Where Are They Now? on OWN. During this conversation they discussed Symoné's sexual orientation and her racial identity. Her comments on the latter shocked Winfrey and many of her viewers. "I'm tired of being labeled," Symoné said. "I'm an American. I'm not an African-American, I'm American." While Winfrey modestly warned her about how the black community might respond, Symoné sheepishly laughed it off. Now, Us Weekly reports that the opinionated TV star admits that Winfrey was right.

In an exclusive video for the site, Symoné shares 25 unknown facts about herself, including what it was like to meet Oprah. Though it was clear Oprah's prophecy would pan out the moment the words slipped out of Symoné's mouth, the young star confesses that Winfrey called it. "She told me that black Twitter's going to hate me forever. She was right," she says. Symoné also talks about her former Disney show, That's So Raven, and her favorite characters from Saved by the Bell. Take a look at the video below. (Us Weekly)

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