Raven-Symoné Says TV Show Made Her Wear A Fat Suit

Raven-Symoné has been vocal about her fluctuating body weight. The View co-host recently admitted that she was pressured to stay slim during her stint as a child star, but it seems that wasn't always the case. On yesterday's show, she revealed that the ABC Family show State of Georgia actually made her wear a "fat suit" because she had lost too much weight.

"It’s funny because I feel when I lost my weight, like big-girl season came,” she told her View co-panelists. “It was like so many big girls that are now famous and I was over here, starving.”

"You don't even know what I went through," she continued, as co-panelist Whoopi Goldberg shared her own work struggles after slimming down. "I wouldn't get my show unless I looked a certain way, things of that nature."

She then claimed that State of Georgia, which premiered in 2011, "had me wear a fat suit because they said I wasn't the size they wanted me to be."

Here's a photo of the actress from 2011.

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And here she is the same year, in a still from State of Georgia.

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Her body shape isn't dramatically different, so it's difficult to tell just how much padding was added. ABC Family, meanwhile, has yet to comment.


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