You can count The View co-host Raven-Symoné among the critics who are not impressed with Bruce Jenner's "transition" into his alter ego, "Caitlyn" Jenner.
The 29-year-old openly gay actress, singer and multimillionaire philanthropist criticized Jenner for not showing support for the LGBT community until recently.
"I think it’s wonderful, and yes, it needs a light being shined on it," said Raven-Symoné, referring to the gay agenda. "When I came out, I didn’t go and go hardcore and be like, ‘I’m going to save the world for LGBT...' You’ve got to learn it. You’ve got to learn it first, and she’s not, really."
Co-host Rosie Perez defended the 65-year-old cross-dresser, saying he waited until the time was right to show support for LGBT issues.
"Well, I think you can be strategic before you come out as well," Raven-Symoné replied. "Before [I came out], I was definitely repping the community, even when I wasn’t saying this is what I was. And I’m not faulting [Jenner], because yes, we need [him]. It’s too fast, too soon."
After siring six children with four women, Jenner refashioned himself into "Caitlyn" in order to exploit transgender issues and reap the benefits with a lucrative reality TV show contract.
Unlike Jenner, Raven-Symoné doesn't claim to be a spokesperson for the lesbian community.
"I can't be," she said. "I learned from the real gay rights activists. I can only do what I can."
Jenner drew heavy criticism from the T community for saying Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox was the first transgender he had ever spoken to. Jenner and Cox spoke by phone for 90 minutes in January. They met in person for the first time last week.
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