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Raven-Symoné Says She Was Physique Shamed on Set as a Little one Star

Physique shaming is one thing that many individuals have skilled in a method or one other, and one thing that many performers, particularly, have spoken out about as a result of pressures of the leisure trade. Even with all of those tales made public, you continue to is perhaps shocked to listen to simply how early physique shaming started for one younger star. Former baby actor Raven-Symoné grew to become a family title because of her position on The Cosby Present when she was solely about 4 years previous, and she or he has shared that she was physique shamed on set at solely seven by somebody who labored on the collection.

Learn on to see what Raven-Symoné needed to say about having her physique scrutinized at such a younger age and concerning the different situations during which the now-36-year-old has confronted physique shaming all through her profession.

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Raven-Symoné at the 1990 Starlight Children's Foundation Gala
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Raven-Symoné joined The Cosby Present throughout its sixth season, which premiered in 1989. She performed Olivia Kendall, the stepdaughter of Denise Huxtable (Lisa Bonet).

Throughout an episode of The View in 2015, Raven-Symoné defined that she was shamed for the way her physique regarded and due to what she was consuming on The Cosby Present set when she was seven years previous.

“It was positively laborious,” the View co-host stated (through Individuals). “I keep in mind not having the ability to have the bagel or something at—we’d name it artful, the place it is only a desk of meals, prepared so that you can eat no matter you need. And I keep in mind folks can be like, ‘You’ll be able to’t eat that. You are getting fats!’ I am like, ‘I am seven! I am hungry!'”

Raven-Symoné at the 2003 Teen Choice Awards
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Raven-Symoné went on to star on the Disney Channel collection That is So Raven throughout her teenagers and early 20s. She’s additionally a singer, who has launched 4 albums, and she or he’s carried out with The Cheetah Ladies, in films, in recordings, and on stage.

In an 2017 interview with Individuals, the star shared that she was additionally shamed when it got here to her music profession.

“[They said] I used to be too large to be doing an hour and a half live performance. ‘I do not know the way she will dance being that large.’ And I used to be like, ‘I nonetheless did it!'” she stated.”I used to be on tour endlessly as a result of it is not about your measurement, it is about what you need to say, for those who can sing or dance, and performing. It isn’t about your measurement.”

Raven-Symoné at the 1993 Kids' Choice Awards
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Raven-Symoné shared on The View that seeing girls that she’d “by no means aspire to” did not assist.

“I am not going to place them on blast, however that is what I used to be instructed at that younger of an age,” she continued of the individuals who instructed her she was “getting fats” on The Cosby Present set.

She continued, “Even up till I bought as much as 180 lbs. on That is So Raven, you place nasty stuff in entrance of me, otherwise you put photographs of those girls that I will by no means aspire to, in fact I will get depressed.”

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In her Individuals interview, Raven-Symoné stated, “I want I used to be dwelling now as a youthful particular person. I in all probability would not have so many psychological points,” as a result of she feels that issues are shifting in the correct route on the subject of accepting several types of our bodies.

“I like embracing your physique,” she stated. “Nowadays you’ve all types, and it is humorous, it is critical, it is each colour, it is each head form, it is each hair. And there is androgyny, and there is LGBT coming in, and it feels good. We did not have it sufficient final time and I assume that is what the previous is for—to ensure the current is what it must be.”

The star continued, “The world is just too large to have one type of view to indicate magnificence, as a result of then you might be actually destroying society … And you then need to speak about how we’re judgmental to one another and this and this. However it’s being created within the trade that we’re in. So why not break the mould?”

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