NEW YORK, NY - MAY 19:  Actress Raven-Symone attends "The Way We Get By" opening night arrivals at Second Stage Theatre on May 19, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)



“When I came out, I didn’t go hardcore and be like, ‘I’m going to save the world for LGBT!’ You’ve got to learn it first. And she’s not, really. I appreciate all that she’s going to do for the community, I think it’s wonderful. I just am surprised how many girlfriends that she has all of a sudden. I’m so surprised at how much she’s showing these stories all of a sudden.”


– verbal SLAP


But then the half-wit went further, opining that she is “definitely repping the community” and added…




“This is what I was. And I’m not faulting you because, yes, we need you, but it felt like, Oh, so now you are, so now you represent … It’s too fast, too soon.”


– verbal SLAP



But hold on, wait a minute. Did someone snatch the tracks out of Raven’s hair too fast, because if we recall correctly – and we do – Raven didn’t so much come out the closet as get yanked out kicking and screaming. And as half-full as her cranial region currently is, she is definitely not doing the LGBT community any favors. So, Raven, we here at Verbal SLAPS have a suggestion for you, dear.




perhaps Raven is upset her coming out didn’t include a cover? Hmmm…


Don’t just have a seat.


Don’t just have a pew.


Try a ditch.


Bye, Felicia.


That is all.



Triston is an American jetset performance artist, writer, event organizer, and activist based in Europe. As a freelance journalist, he has covered both the underground and mainstream aspects of the arts, culture, music, entertainment, travel, fashion and Fashion Week in several cities, including New York, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Sydney, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Tokyo to name a few. He has been published in The Huffington Post, Trespass (London), Adaras Magazine (Miami) as well as featured in publications such as the New York Times, Vogue Italia, Turkish Huriyet and other on-line and print magazines in the U.S. and internationally. He recently released his memoir on life in Europe, 'Heaux Confessionals'. As a solo performer and with his band $kandal Du$t, he has toured in some of the world's most renowned clubs, simultaneously maintaining an underground renaissance, blurring the lines of all that is traditional and leaving his indelible, and ultimately unforgettable impression. There is no divide.

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