Bullies Beware – Raven-Symoné Ain’t Got Time For That[caption id="attachment_1281" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Raven-Symoné, photo credit: Facebook.[/caption] Twenty-eight year old actress and director Raven-Symoné had recently made headlines after a recent interview on Oprah’s:Where Are They Now on OWN Network, where she stated that she’s “tired of being labeled,” and more specifically, she does not wish to be categorized as “an African-American,” or “homosexual.” While there are many people who understand what she means by the stigma of being labeled, others have taken her personal self-beliefs way to far. On October 25th Ms.Symoné had no more of it and decided to address those who feel that their opinions reach a higher premise than her own.
I don’t take offense to those that are mad at my personal opinion of myself. Like before, I’m glad there are conversations happening. Our generation tends to stay comfortable, at times, with issues and topics that need to be addressed. QUESTION: If we are taught not to repeat history by learning it. Why do we continue to repeat? We must not be learning it correctly. What does irritate me is the bulling tone towards myself and other opinions in the blog. Keep your disrespectful, mean, hurtful, words in a diary for yourself. Personal attacking is not needed, and no matter what race, nationality, culture, or womb you came out of; strive for respect. Strive to be virtuous, so the conversation can lead to great things, other things. Our ancestors of all races had the courage to stand up for what they believed in no matter what the fight. Back then I hope the motto wasn’t…”the more haters the better.” We have reached a standstill in our progression as Humans. Let’s have a floor of RESPECT, KINDNESS, OPENMINDED-NESS. Showing your disagreement with my personal comments by using language you were not allowed to use as a child is just. My momma reads this, and so do others. #bullyWhat is about people using their freedom of speech and expression that tugs at the panty patch with people? I overstood what she meant. I don’t think she was able to elaborate effectively; however, the same labels that we want to hold so dear to our hearts are the same ones often used against us.(insert side-eye) Let’s not pretend they don’t. In a perfect world, where black licorice tasted good, and fecal matter didn’t cause disease and severe gag reflexes we wouldn’t have a problem with her statements. I can rant on and on about the why’s and why not’s a person wouldn’t want to be labeled… but until then, let’s sit down, grab a lemon bar and discuss. What are your thoughts about Raven’s statement to the bullies and to mother O? ]]>