Raven-Symoné has been in the spotlight for the majority of her life, and too often, her weight has been the topic of discussion.
Earlier this year, the actress admitted that she had worn Spanx as a young teen on the Disney Channel’s That’s So Raven and while on the show, she was pressured into losing weight.
Now, according to E! Online, The View co-host is opening up about the backlash that she has received in recent years since losing weight.
“On State of Georgia, they had me wear a fat suit because they said I wasn’t the size they wanted me to be,” Raven said on The View, referring to a television show on ABC Family.
She went on to say how when she was heavier, multiple people would repeatedly ask if she was pregnant. She condemned their “fat-shaming,” saying that they needed to learn to accept women’s bodies for the “different and many beautiful shapes it has.”
“I feel like when I lost my weight, like ‘big-girl’ season came. There’s so many big girls that are now famous,” she said. “You don’t even know what I went through. I wouldn’t get my show unless I looked a certain way, things of that nature.”
We think you’re beautiful, Raven!