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Raven-Symoné Asks Whoopi Goldberg If She is a Lesbian, "You Give Me Stud Vibes"

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Raven-Symoné and her wife Miranda Pearman-Maday are asking the burning questions we've all been wanting to be answered! On episode 7 of their new joint podcast "The Best Podcast Ever", the power couple - who we previously reported secretly tied the knot in marriage back in 2020 - asked legendary comedian, actress, and "The View" host Whoopi Goldberg if she is a lesbian.

"I wanna just dig into your business a little bit. Sometimes Whoopi, you give me lesbian vibes. You give me like stud vibes."

"Women have been asking me this for as long as I've been around. it's like what do you care who I love?" Whoopi began after a light chuckle.

"I am not a lesbian, but I know lots of them and I've played them on television. I have always had lesbian friends because they are just my friends.
The Color Purple lesbian kiss scene with Whoopi Goldberg
Source: The Color Purple
The Color Purple

Raven then complimented Whoopi on being able to embrace her masculine and feminine energy so well, noting that her living authentically in duality helped her succeed in her career.

"There is something beautiful about a woman being able to embrace their masculine and feminine at the same time and wear it so well like you do. ...It's fantastic, you're not either one or the other, you're just a human living in your body and it doesn't really correlate to sexual orientation or any of that it's just the way you present and it's so warming. And I think that's another reason you succeeded in the industry..."

Goldberg ultimately thanked Raven for her kind words but didn't shy away from sharing how "God created us in a duality". Listen to Whoopi's thoughts via the full episode here.

Whoopi Goldberg has always stood firm in her solidarity and allyship with the LGBTQ+ community, often speaking out about the community's injustices and lack of representation. Her activism carried over into her acting career early on, in which she played a lesbian character in the movies "The Color Purple" and the 1995 film "Boys on the Side".

Goldberg recently spoke out about the death of professional dancer O'Shae Sibley on "The View", a 28-year-old openly gay black man who was killed at a Brooklyn gas station for vogueing in the parking lot with friends.

17-year-old Dmitriy Popov later turned himself in for the murder of Sibley. Popov is currently in custody and being charged with a hate crime.


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