Raven-Symonè Reveals Body-Shaming As A Child Led To “Mental Issues”

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Raven has been in the entertainment industry basically her whole life starting out on the Cosby show at just two years old. She then of course went on to have an extensive career with the Disney Channel, but she says the body shaming started much younger than you may have thought. Back in 2015 she revealed on The View that at seven years old people were already telling her what to eat saying QUOTE – “I remember not being able to have the bagel or anything at – we would call it crafty, where it’s just a table of food, ready for you to eat whatever you want. And I remember people would be like, ‘You can’t eat that. You’re getting fat!’ I’m like, ‘I’m 7! I’m hungry!’ ”
However in a new interview with PEOPLE magazine, Raven said that people have become way more accepting telling the magazine QUOTE -“I wish I was living now as a younger person. I probably wouldn’t have so many mental issues.” Back in her Cheetah Girl days, Raven said they would straight up fat shame her to her face.
Thankfully she says returning to Disney Channel in 2017 has been a much more positive experience telling the magazine – “In this day and age you have all kinds, and it’s funny, it’s serious, it’s every color, it’s every head shape, it’s every hair. And there’s androgyny, and there’s LGBT coming in, and it feels good. We didn’t have it enough last time and I guess that’s what the past is for — to make sure the present is what it needs to be.” Surely there is still progress to be made but it’s definitely a step in the right direction that Raven sees a difference. What do you guys think about what Raven had to say about societal body standards? Sound off in the comment section below and don’t forget to subscribe. Thanks for watching Clevver News, I’m your host Drew Dorsey and I’ll see you next time.

For more of Raven’s interview, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdR5n1IkrPM

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