This week, Raven-Symoné took to Instagram, where she surprised her millions of followers with a big reveal — she debuted her face and gave a glimpse of her body after an impressive weight loss.
The former child actress has dealt with weight-related issues and has faced harsh criticism for her figure for several years. In her latest video, the media personality happily celebrated the significant accomplishment of dropping 28 pounds.
The news was applauded by many, but others are upset by the method that she used to change her body drastically. Sitting in a car with her wife, Miranda Pearman-Maday, Raven-Symoné opened up about her journey during an Instagram Live session.
Raven-Symoné said that she is happy with the weight loss and went on to say that her face is now unrecognizable. A casually dressed Raven-Symoné played with her pretty curls before looking straight at the camera and confessing: “Pounds down, pounds down. Check out the chin. You see that chin? If you all watch Raven’s Home literally right now, and then come on this live and see this joint, I got a whole different face going on. It’s a whole pounds down journey.”
Raven-Symoné’s very supportive wife chimed in: “You’re incredible, honey. You’re doing so good.” The That’s So Raven star revealed that she has decided to fast for a whopping 48 hours to lose more weight.
She stated: “Right now, I’m doing a 48-hour fast, so we’re on that journey right now.”
Thousands of backers stepped into the comment section to praise Raven-Symoné’s efforts, with one person saying: “Looking beautiful Raven!! Congratulations on the weight loss.❤️”
Several other social media users criticized her for going too far with her dieting methods.
A commenter had this to say: “Gonna have to unfollow for the weight loss plan… I am in eating disorder recovery, and it’s triggering and sad to watch people buy into diet culture. Hope you find sustainable living outside of this ‘pounds down’ mentality.”
This follower called her out for starving herself and added: “You always looked beautiful. But I can tell by how excited you are to announce that you lost nearly 30 pounds, that you didn’t already know that. Diet culture has you by the neck, and instead of accepting it, you should fight back. You’re quite literally starving yourself to lose weight, and that is just so sad. You don’t need to resort to such extremities to fit society’s fuc*ked up the perception of beauty. Eat. Enjoy your life.”
This backer claimed: “This shi* cringes. Celebrities really need to start considering how harmful it is when they post shit like this. You’re basically saying that it’s OK to starve yourself in the name of losing weight because being skinny is the key to happiness. But it’s not. Thanks for coming to my TED Talk.”
In past interviews, Raven-Symoné said that she was body-shamed as a teenager and fought to overcome the insults.