Raven-Symoné Reveals That She Was Fat Shamed From Age 7.


While actress and The View co-host Raven-Symoné is pretty polarizing, to say the least, it’s hard not to feel sympathetic after she revealed that she was fat shamed as a child actress.

“I remember not being able to have the bagel or anything at [craft services] – we call it crafty – where it’s just a table of food ready for you to eat whenever you want,” the former child star recalled on Tuesday’s episode of The View. “And I remember people were like, ‘You can’t eat that. You’re getting fat.'”

“I’m like, ‘I’m 7! I’m hungry!'” she said.

Symoné, who famously starred on the hit Disney show That’s So Raven from 2003-2007, said that she weighed approximately 180 pounds towards the end of her time on the show. She admitted to struggling with depression back then.

She attracted a lot of media attention after a dramatic weight loss in 2011, but still struggled to find balance.

“It’s more than what’s just the food — it’s what’s in the food. Your cortisol level and your serotonin level have a really strong influence on your body type,” she said.