Check out Oprah's shocked reaction.
Raven-Symoné, the 28-year-old former Disney star, made headlines over the weekend after telling Oprah that she’s “tried of being labeled”. Her specific remark that made Oprah do a double take was that does not wish to be categorized as “an African-American.”
“I’m tired of being labeled,” Symoné said. “I’m an American. I’m not an African-American. I’m an American.”
As predicted by Oprah, Twitter blew up over the comment with supporters and detractors.
In an exclusive statement to theGrio.com, Symoné addresses the criticism she’s received since her interview.
“I never said I wasn’t black … I want to make that very clear. I said, I am not African-American. I never expected my personal beliefs and comments to spark such emotion in people. I think it is only positive when we can openly discuss race and being labeled in America.”