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Raven-Symoné Talks Fat-Shaming

Raven-Symoné is opening up about the negative impact of being body-shamed as a child star in a new interview with People.

The “Raven’s Home” star said she wishes she grew up in the more body positive era we live in now.

She went on to say if she had she wouldn’t have mental issues.

I wish I was living now as a younger person. I probably wouldn’t have so many mental issues.

[They said] I was too big to be doing an hour and a half concert. ‘I don’t know how she can dance being that big.’ And I was like, ‘I still did it!.’ I was on tour forever because it’s not about your size, it’s about what you have to say, if you can sing or dance, and performing. It’s not about your size.

I love embracing your body. 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.

The world is too big to have one sort of view to show beauty, because then you are literally destroying society. You are literally destroying it. And then you want to talk about how we are judgmental to each other and this and this. But it’s being created in the industry that we’re in. So why not break the mold?

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