Raven-Symoné has been criticized for a lot of things. And while she takes it all and keeps on moving, the former child star remembered when her weight was at the center of the blowback against her professionally.
Particularly an experience in which she was skinny-shamed for being too small.
During a segment on “The View,” Symoné touched on the issue when responding to fellow co-host Whoopi Goldberg, who said:
“I lost a whole bunch of weight, six, seven years ago and I was up for this TV show and I showed up and the guy went, ‘Where’d you go?’”
“They did that to me!” Symoné replied, adding that she had to sport a particular piece of clothing to make it look like she packed on the pounds.
“On ‘State of Georgia’ they had me wear a fat suit,” she said. “Because they said I wasn’t the size they wanted me to be.”
Prior to acknowledging Goldberg’s comment, Symoné touched on being on the other side of the coin with being fat-shamed for being too big.
“When I was at my heaviest, like 185 pounds, people would be like ‘Are you pregnant? Are you pregnant?’ and I’m like ‘No, I’m fat, get away from me,’” she said. “This goes through all of our industry, just fat-shaming in general. Not accepting the female’s body for the different and many beautiful shapes it has.”
Symoné continued sharing her views as she voiced how people started celebrating curves when she started losing weight.
“I feel when I lost my weight, like big-girl season came. There’s so many big girls that are now famous. That was over here, starving.”
To see Symoné’ address being fat- and skinny-shamed back in the day, check out the video below:
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