After this picture was leaked all around the internet, she decided it was time to let everyone know how she feels about the constant criticism on her looks.
She posted a blog, CAPS LOCK STYLE.
"I WAS BORN WITH MESSED UP EYE BROWS, LOOK AT THE COSBY SHOW THEY GROW UPSIDE DOWN AND ON THE WRONG EYE. ID LOVE IF THE INDUSTRY COULD ONE DAY UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OBESITY AND FAT AND THICK AND THIN AND SICK. I AM A THICK GIRL, I HAVE NEVER BEEN OVER A SIZE 12, I CAN RUN, AND I TRY MY BEST TO EAT RIGHT ALL THE TIME. I AM NOT THE TEXT BOOK WEIGHT THAT THEY SAY I SHOULD BE, BUT EVERYDAY I HAVE MY OWN PERSONAL STRUGGLES, AND I THINK THAT PEOPLE NEED TO RESPECT THAT."
--Raven Symone, blogging about her looks
Apparently she's been going through issues all her life and wants people to understand that.
Uh, we do understand, Raven. Kinda. Everyone does go through issues and deal with them in different ways. Here's the thing.. YOU'RE FAMOUS. You have to learn to accept or deal with this public scrutiny. It comes with the job, and you chose to do it. [Or, at least chose to keep it up.]
Also, she's just thick? Hmmm. I'm going to go with a little more than thick. Not that I should be one to judge, but I am. As a Disney star, she's gotta step her game up. Or.. down, I guess.
Sorry Raven, but we're not going to leave you alone. That's SOOO something that comes with the life you live. :)