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Whoopi Goldberg Clarifies After Raven-Symoné's 'Stud Vibes' Comment

Whoopi Goldberg Clarifies After Raven-Symoné's 'Stud Vibes' Comment

(L) Raven-Symoné and (R) Whoopi Goldberg
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“You give me lesbian vibes, you give me stud vibes,” Raven-Symoné said on her podcast.

Following decades of rumors, iconic actor and current The View host Whoopi Goldberg is setting the record straight about her sexuality after Raven-Symoné said she gave off “lesbian vibes” on a recent episode of her podcast.

Goldberg, who made a name for herself by starring in iconic films like Ghost and Sister Act, opened up about her identity on the latest episode of Symoné’s The Best Podcast Ever With Raven and Miranda, which she hosts with her wife Miranda Maday-Pearman.

Symoné jumped into asking the EGOT winner some personal questions after saying she was eager to “dig into your business a little bit.”

“Honestly, when I was around you, I loved you so much, like I just wanted to be up underneath the t*tty the whole time,” the That’s So Raven star confessed of their time together as co-hosts on The View. “But that’s also because you just kind of gave me lesbian vibes!’”

The 37-year-old continued, “You give me lesbian vibes, you give me stud vibes.” In 2013, Symoné herself came out in a statement supporting the legalization of gay marriage.

Maday-Pearman quipped that Symoné has a “secret fantasy” that everyone is gay. “I think she just wants everybody to be gay and she’s just really hoping you’ll come out right here, right now.”

Symoné added, "So, if you want to tell us anything, Whoops, you’re more than welcome to.”

Questions about her sexuality are not new for the Hollywood legend who said that women have been “asking her this as long as I have been around."

But after years of silence on the subject, Goldberg, who famously played lesbian characters in The Color Purple and Boys on the Side, said “I am not a lesbian. But I know lots of them, and I’ve played them on television.”

Goldberg went on to say that she has “always had lesbian friends because they’re just my friends.”

Symoné praised the icon for being able to embrace both her “masculine and feminine side.” “It’s fantastic, you’re not either one or the other, you’re just a human living in your body and doesn’t really correlate to sexual orientation or any of that,” she said.

“It’s just the way you present and it’s so warming,” the former Disney Channel star continued. “You live in this duality so well, and I just want to applaud you for that.”

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