Raven Simone to Critics: “Leave Me Alone…I’m Just Thick”

- By Bossip Staff

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That’s so Raven is going hard at body critics by helping young ladies with positive reinforcement…oh yeah, and yelling her friends ear off when we get on her last nerve:

When she needs a self-esteem boost, Raven-Symoné can count on her biggest fan: her mom.  “She’ll call me and say, ‘You’re very pretty,’ ” says the former That’s So Raven star. “I’m like, ‘Thanks, Mommy!’ and that’s my confidence for the day.”
On Thursday, the singer-actress will be helping to boost some of her young fans’ confidence when she hosts a hundred 11- and 12-year-old girls at a Dove-sponsored self-esteem workshop in Cape May, N.J. “It’s going to be so much fun,” the 23-year-old, who’s been working on her fifth album, tells PEOPLE. “We want to build their self-esteem and give them tools to face the world the next day without us there.”

The singer-actress has experienced her share of criticism – especially from online “haters” – for her body, which she’s called “thick and fabulous.”

“People come up to me and have certain words for me, but you know what I do? I say, ‘I’m healthy, I exercise, I believe in myself, and I think I’m beautiful,’ ” she says. “You just have to learn how to transform the pressures into something that doesn’t soak into you on a personal level. You see it, you breathe past it, you don’t let it sink into your self-esteem.” And to enforce her positive mantra, if something’s got her down, Raven has a simple technique. “At the end of the day I’ll call my best friend and yell and scream and get it out,” she says. “And the next morning, it’s out of my system.

Hey, whatever works, Raven. Besides, she shouldn’t have a care in the world what people say about her. She has looooong Disney and Nickelodeon money. She has been eating off of her own plate for a long time, it’s just the portion size that’s under question.

Bossip men, how many of you think Raven is attractive?


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  • Raquel26

    *jumping back from screen*

    Now THAT’S whoa…….

  • kahmmillion

    Bitch you aint thick! You a damn beached whale. SHDH – “Thick” get a damn clue…that’s just fat!

  • pm

    thick can turn to fat with one value meal..I would get with Raven and spend the shit out of her money, and still have a side piece.

  • Roe ski Love

    Thick and fabulous is a nice way of saying your fat as hell! Since when does money help you with low self esteem? Also the fact that she justifies her weight by saying shes thick and fabulous, shows me that she wants people to accept her as she is. (Okay I accept your fat ass!)

  • https://bossip.com/68766/showdown-in-motown-katt-williams-vs-steve-harvey/#comments me

    I still can’t imagine her being Olivia on the Cosby’s, who would have thought it…..

  • Adrienne

    First off that is a very bad picture of Raven Symone. Secondly Raven Symone is a very pretty girl, thick or not. That is just a fact that can’t be denied. It’s funny how all of these people on blogs can be like “oh, such and such needs a cheeseburger” or “oh, thick girls are in, glad I’m thick” or “Ilk, she needs to gain some weight (CIARA)” ……Shut the phuck up! Gosh, woman need to be more happy with themselves and comfortable with their bodies instead of spewing negativity towards other people. Half of you woman out there would look good in some jeans but be the same busted bodies chicks in bathing suits walking down Ocean Drive during Memorial Day weekend. Raven is beautiful and if she is comfortable with her body then so be it! Only woman who feel they need to make comments are the ones who aren’t happy with themselves. Grow up. She def is living the life and her money is long. i can’t blame her for basically saying “phuck you” in a nice way to her critics. Go Raven!

  • J.A_ GAL

    I think she is beautiful (no homo)
    I think if she is comfortable in her body then why care what people have to save>>>i think she is cute and aint nothing wrong with her body

  • ATXChick

    I personally think that Raven Symone looks good. Its not like she has rolls for days. She is what my grandmother would say BIG BONED. She is healthy and blessed in many different categorys of her body. I love her size i really do. Besides she is doing well for herself to be how old again?

  • http://www.blackwiz.biz tiray

    Don’tcha just love the “escape words”,america gives us? :

    Why don’t we have an escape word for GYM?


  • DownSouthSexy

    damn yall going kinda hard on oh girl aint it!!! lol

  • Reesie....of Cephus and Reesie

    WOW….thick with bad taste….we need to get some help for her and Michelle Williams…

  • MeanGurl

    I know this blog is for men but..i’m 5’3 160lbs….raven you are still beautiful regardless. Just be careful about your your health and diabeties.

  • http://www.blackwiz.biz tiray

    oh…yea! BIG-BONED!!


  • Pimpin Willie Dynamite Supertight

    No matter how much money you have – You can’t pay yourself to like yourself.

    Thick is a word used way too damn much these days, she not my cup of tea, to each his own though…

  • Kay

    Okay….I am just wondering….What the HELL DOES SHE HAVE ON??????????? I wouldn’t care if she was considered thick or fat, but being fashionable seems to be her BIGGEST PROBLEM!!!!!

  • drewgaloo

    Ummmm…..she still cute…but i think from her being on the Cosby show everybody wants to personalize their feelings about her…lol, you know like thats everybodys little sister who’s getting fat…….and you wanna say “Damn..quit eating so much chubs!!”

  • http://www.blackwiz.biz tiray

    What’s wrong with looking good? Healthy? Non-Diabetic?

    Means,you have to work!

    Look! Even Oprah admits it!!


  • come on

    Everyone is not meant to be a size 2-8. She is pretty just the way she is.

  • Pimpin Willie Dynamite Supertight


    What’s wrong with looking good? Healthy? Non-Diabetic?

    Means,you have to work!

    Look! Even Oprah admits it!!


    The problem is, the best tasting food be the shyt that will make you fat and kill you…lol Eating healthy isn’t nearly as tasty, but you sacrifice and work hard for what you want though…

  • http://www.myspace.com/tirayk tiray

    1 month in the gym with me,and she’d be the bomb! You’d never hear “excuses” again!!


  • Mike

    Its a wide yellow line between thick and fat where did she not see it and cross it????

  • http://www.myspace.com/tirayk tiray


    True that!
    I believe in the Serious football workout, if you INSIST on hittin the plate hard!
    There is NO other way! Males AND females! It just looks like females gain weight in different aread!!
    Time to take it there, physically!


  • http://www.myspace.com/tirayk tiray


  • pm

    @tiray,I think u mean 6months nothing but cardio,1000 cal a day nothing fried, and greentea pills. Then she can get into those Megan Good tights

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