Raven-Symoné: Sit Down

How refreshing it would have been if ABC had picked a LGBT person to be on The View with, well, brains.

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Of all of the LGBTQ people out there, ABC had to pick Raven-Symoné to be on the freaking View.

I hate even calling Raven-Symoné “queer” as she refuses to call herself “gay” and has pretty much proven herself to be the antithesis of the type of representative the LGBT community needs on a national platform.

How refreshing it would have been if ABC had picked a person with, well, brains. Instead, we’ve got a washed-up celebrity who claims she’s from “every continent in Africa except one” and now has a huge audience to spew uneducated, misinformed garbage to thousands of people on a daily basis.

Her latest gaffe? She claims that Caitlyn Jenner is moving “too fast, too soon” in her quest to support the LGBT community via her show I Am Cait. “I think you can be strategic before you come out as well,” she said of Jenner’s sudden advocacy, which is ironic given how Raven-Symoné is “strategic” about, well, like, nothing.

Raven-Symoné: Sit down before you hurt yourself, or, more importantly, sit down before you hurt us.

Raven claims that she “learned from the real gay rights activists” compared to Jenner, who, I guess in her mind, isn’t. Can you name some of these “real gay rights activists” for us, Raven? Who are they? And what exactly did you learn from them? More over, what makes your learning experience more “real” compared to the one that Jenner is currently undergoing? I don’t get it. Are her “activists” not as good as yours?

Besides Raven-Symoné’s painful stupidity that reminds me quite a bit of a 2015 version of former View host Debbie Mantenopoulos, there is something that is seriously disturbing about the ex-childhood Cosby Show star having such a spotlight. She’s able to say these sorts of fantastical things and people listen..lots of them. This ignorance isn’t bliss: It is downright dangerous. When you start claiming that you’ve learned from good gay activists versus, I guess, “bad” gay activists, we have a major problem.

In short, you can’t define a person’s story. Raven-Symoné shouldn’t be defining Jenner’s, or anyone else’s for that matter. The last time I saw Raven make actual sense was several years ago when she was hosting a Food Network special about Disney World at Christmas. Stick to that, Raven, and leave the actual meaningful discourse to the adults.