“I’m not going to put them on blast, but that’s what I was told at that young of an age,” she said. “Even up until I got up to 180 lbs. on ‘That’s So Raven,’ you put nasty stuff in front of me, or you put images of these women that I’ll never aspire to, of course, I’m going to get depressed.”
“It’s more than just the food – it’s what’s in the food, and it’s your cortisol level and it’s your serotonin level,” she reasoned. “That has a really strong effect on your body type.”
Thankfully, people seem to be a bit more aware these days. Hopefully, Raven’s story will encourage some adults to select their words carefully when speaking to a child about his or her weight.