Friday, March 24, 2006

Random Thought...

So, I was sitting in my room flipping through the channels looking for something to watch and I stopped at the Disney channel, "That's So Raven" was on. As I was watching the show I realized Raven Symone has been acting for a loooong time. She's only 20 years old but the girl has done a lot. But as I was thinking about Raven's accomplishments, I also realized that she doesn't get as much credit as she deserves. She has done basically the same thing that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen has done but you don't hear her talked about as much as you hear about them. I mean she started out as a child star (as did the Olsen twins), she has a successful children's clothing line (as does the Olsen twins), she has a doll (just like the Olsens), she has a perfume... well you get the point. She has done so much but you rarely hear about what she's doing (unless you have a daughter or a little sister who watches her show). Don't get me wrong, I like the Olsen twins, but where is the love for Raven????



67 comments:








Anonymous

said...

I give Raven a lot of props, but...she's not white enough and she's not skinny enough. That's how the business works. I'm sure she knows that, but what's good is the fact that in the end she will still be here because she has that longevity. The Olsens have that ability as well because of their knowledge of the business, but it's still not something that a lot of young entertainers can obtain. Raven could probably care less...(at least I hope so, she has nothing to worry about.)

Plus--that whole eating disorder thing with the Olsens kind of threw them in the Hollywood batch, everyone has their issues, but Raven seems to be overall more stable than everyone else.





Anonymous

said...

America do not care about fat people





Anonymous

said...

Yeah, Raven needs to lose some weight. At 20, her body looks like someone who has had 3 or 4 children.

Yeah, racism exists...but as my Dad says, "if someone has a gun pointed at you, don't hand them the bullets!". That said, Raven is sabotaging her own career. Lose some &(%_+(^ weight!





Anonymous

said...

she has to lose weight. she is just to big for a twenty year old





Anonymous

said...

SHE'S BLACK....





Nee

said...

Too big? She looks fine to me and NO I am not a big girl. If she did lose weight everybody would be talking shit about how she's "sold out" to Hollywood. You can't please everybody and I'm glad she doesn't seem to be trying to--As for her recognition, I think she's probably fine that she's on the same level as the Olsen girls as far as product marketing, etc. but without the drama of being on the front page of every tabloid.





i be drankin

said...

I think she gets enough props for what she does.

But, the broad is too big to be on Disney. She needs to be on Lifetime or Oxygen. She's only 20?? She looks like a 25 year old mother of 2. Seriously, she looks like she's given brith at least once.





Anonymous

said...

The fact of the matter is that in America you can have the most talent, but looks (which includes being very thin) will always be factored into the equation. Raven needs to lose weight. She is much much much bigger that her peer group. How difficult is it to get Jenny Craig meals at the grocery store, join weight watchers online, get a personal trainer? Heck she has the money. I am beginning to think that she is just LAZY. I can only imagine her weight at 30 or 40; she will probably morbidly obese by then. She can kiss that damn career by then, unless she wants to morph into Monique. UUGGHHHHHH!





Anonymous

said...

She BEEN looking like this and her career is great so she doesn't need to change anything. She's not buying into the white definition of beauty and is still successful so YOU GO GIRL!!





Anonymous

said...

Yeah, she's much bigger than her peer group because all those chicks are coked the fuck out.





Anonymous

said...

As long as she is healthy. She is a very focus and determine young black woman. Her career compared to allow of other black hollywood wantanbees is okay. Where is the other Cosby kids????????? And who gives a f--- about those crazy Olsen twins. They are dating men older enough to be their daddy and throwing up 7 course dinners.....





Anonymous

said...

sometimes i wonder who the people who comment are. we all know that the average women in this country is a size 12-14:; yet when we see people this size or even smaller in some cases we are so quick to call them fat and criticize. everyone is not going to be skinny that is natural....the girl is not skinny but she's not fat either.





Anonymous

said...

she is beautiful. i love her show and i'm a grown azz women.





Anonymous

said...

woman= one person
women= more than one

you said you are a 'grown azz women', are you 2 people?





Anonymous

said...

Fat or not Raven is still way cuter more talented girl then both the Olsen twins. The Olsen twins are annoying and half the time they are in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.





Sheria

said...

That is one of my favorite shows. She has actually lost a lot of weight since the show first started, because she looked so much bigger than the other guests when she was on the BET Awards a few years ago. Now, she looks like the rest of her fellow cast members.





Olivia

said...

Wow by reading these comments im so angry its a shame how society is today people think if your not skinney and bones then your nothing.Some of you are very hypocritical.Who the hell are you to sit here and judge this girl?????? Personally i dont see nothing wrong with her size she she's a beatiful girl and she carry's herself well and thats all that matters.She is being the way she is and i applaud that.She's a better role model then paris hilton,nicole richie,linday lohan,mary kate and ashley,hillary duff put together.The main reason she isnt getting as much exposure is because she heavyset and because she's black.I support her go raven!!!!!





Anonymous

said...

I made the very first comment. I stand by the fact that she is not skinny enough for Hollywood's standards. But I have to agree with whomever said she should stay the way she is. I think at one point she was doing a campaign for diabetes...so I am sure she is aware of the importance of keeping healthy, which does not necessarily mean skinny. Now, if she was trying to walk around in some daisy dukes...then, well, um, I mean, I'm an advocate for doing whatever you want, but, well um. But she dresses accordingly so that isn't an issue...





dukesman

said...

I have said this before, I've always liked Raven. Like Queen Latifah I think she wears her weight well.

To make it in Hollywood, she needs to shake that kid's actor image she got going on. How can she do that you may ask. Here it is...

I think she definitely needs to lose 10 to 15 pounds. And since we are in a time where the gay theme is so strong; she needs to do a female version of "Brokeback Mountain". Sure, do a lesbian scene with LisaRaye or Charlize Theron.





dukesman

said...

or Gabrielle Union.





Olivia

said...

She is not that big!!!!!!!!! for crying out loud you guys are making it seem like the girl is the size of monique or aretha franklin





zyasia

said...

Raven looks fantastic! she's a beautiful, hella talented girl with an empire all her own. I would advise her not to get any bigger simply because she's great just the way she is. Damn, if I didn't know any better, I would swear some of you want her to look like cracked out Nicole Ritchie. Would you all be happy if she just started sticking her fist down her throat as a means of weight loss like the rest of these scrawny, delusional hollywood morons? she looks bigger than her peer group because the rest of them are anorexic & grossly thin. she's a healthy girl, with a healthy self esteem, leave her alone.





Anonymous

said...

Olivia I couldnt agree with you more. Raven is a very beautiful and talented girl. She is def a better role model than the whole skeeze clan aka Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, and The Olsen Twins.





Nee

said...

WHEW--I respect everyone's opinion--but I am SO glad to see that the general consensus about her weight has changed since my first post. I hope it continues...





Anonymous

said...

Paris Hilton-Slut,only talented in dick sucking
Nicole Richie-Dosent know what race she is,Anexoric
Mary Kate-Anexoric
Lindsay Lohan-Druggie,Had a eating disorder
Hillary Duff-Starving herself to be thin,eating disorder





naturalbrownlovely

said...

I love me some Raven! That's so Raven is a very funny show and she definitely has a natural comedic rhythm in her acting! Go Raven!





Anonymous

said...

I LOVE RAVEN!!! She is extremely talented and she is beautiful as she is!!! I hope she doesn't lose a pound, because I respect a woman who can say, "Love me or Leave me alone!" I feel as if by maintaining her current weight, she is forcing people to accept her for who she is as she is, whether that includes some thickness or not. Stop trying to discredit her talent because of her outward appearance! SHE IS BEAUTIFUL and she is silently teaching our little black girls to love themselves in a society that hates their natural given hips and curves and encourages self-hate. At the end of the day she is here to stay! And let's not forget that she is very classy and is not sloppy in the least.

And all this is said by a 5'9, 135 pound, twenty-five year old who is not trying to rep it for the "bigga sistas." LEAVE RAVEN & HER BEAUTY ALONE HATERS!!!! You only wish you could have an ounce of her talent!!!!





Anonymous

said...

she is cute but she is fat. point. blank. period. that's why she don't get as much attention





joy

said...

Ravens older(thiner) twin said.....If you people think she's too big don't watch her!!!She has enough people that love her, she don't need you.I think she is one of the most beautiful young stars out right now, yes she would get more rolls if she lost weight but she might hate herself in the process. Her selfesteem is great now leave it at that!!!I LOVE RAVEN ,and her show.





lauren

said...

I have a six year old daughter who is obsessed with Raven. I've watched her show and it's Hilarious!!! I think she gets over looked because she isn't a chain smoking coke head with an eating diorder. She's a positive role model and an amazing actress with great comedic timing!!!!!





Anonymous

said...

That is my girl right there! She is beautiful no matter what size she is..she works it! Go Raven! Girl gots skills 4real!





Anonymous

said...

Raven has a twin??? I didn't know that.
She's such a pretty girl. Also, she isn't fat. I don't know what ya'll are seeing. She doesn't look like she's had babies either. You folks are hating. Not everybody can be 100lbs.





Anonymous

said...

GO RAVEN YOU ARE GETTING YOUR MONEY BIG TYME!!! DO NOT WORRY ABOUT WEIGHT KEEP YOUR HEAD ON RIGHT AND FOCUS LIKE YOU HAVE BEEN DOING AND DO NOT WORRY ABOUT SOCIETY!!!HER PEER'S IN THE INDUSTRY ARE PILL HEADS,COCAINE HEAD'S AN ANOREXIC!!!!(BURNT). SHE HAS A GOOD POSITIVE IMAGE AND I HOPE SHE WILL KEEP IT LIKE THAT!!FUCK THESE OTHER BIT** DO YOU RAVEN!!! AND KEEP GETTIN PAID SHE IS WORTH SOME MAJOR BREAD DON'T SLEEP!!!! SHE HAS THEM ZERO'S BEHIND HER FOR REAL! WEIGHT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH TALENT IN HER CASE IF SO HER SHOW WOULD HAVE BEEN CANCELLED!!!





zillz aka tie granny up

said...

im obsessed with raven as well. she's my child support receiver.





Ty

said...

There was a story about this about two or three months ago, on one of the news site. (I can't remember which one)..."But yeah Disney white stars are promoted more than the black ones." The article also pointed out the fact that most of the white stars had some sort of troubled life, and that maybe the bad girl/boy images sales...





Anonymous

said...

The Olsen Twins unlike Raven don't have a viable career.
No one cares about them apart, really.

Raven looks fine to me. As long as she's healthy. There are more than enough bobblehead Hollywood starlets going around.





Anonymous

said...

Raven is not fat - I'm sure in person she's a healthy normal size. Televison exaggerates a lot. Also, hello, Queen Latifah has a career at her size, why should Raven be any different? She has the love of little girls (and their parents) everywhere. All she needs is a good adult vehicle and she will be just fine. Thanks for giving Raven the props, my niece loves her to death.





yaya

said...

The Olsens suck. The only reason they get so much attention is because they have a billion dollar empire and use it to buy designer clothes (thus, fashion mags are willing to put them in from time to time). Their empire is built on the fact that they are twins--and that is a "freak" quality that made them "stand out". That lame show they were on (Full House) was very popular (because America has no taste). They are unattractive, and untalented. However, they are all over the gossip rags because they are coked out, leading scandalous lives, and that is what America wants to hear about. America loves to watch celebrities self-destruct and do crazy shit. So Raven is too normal--she may be black, but she is absolute vanilla (meaning, she doesn't have a "dark side", meaning she is BORING). AND (sorry to say it), she is too big.





Anonymous

said...

jeez are u guyz crazy..whats so fat about her? dang dats why most of u suffer from annoexia... pink is talking to pple like u.."stupid girls". raven looks good,she's mad pretty too. she doesn't have to go all skinny to plzz all of u. wow @ u callin her fat. smh.





Anonymous

said...

I have seen Raven in person and she has a big chest and a wide mid-section she is not fat just a girl who has more weight than society fee'ls she should have. Go Raven you look good girl you are taking care of bizzz. Do not let the industry change your opinion of what beauty should be!





Anonymous

said...

she looks like she's someone's mom.. too much makeup! beyonce wears less..





Anonymous

said...

i think the reason is that she aint "the look" you know? she's fat, harsh as it is. but she is very beautiful. i love raven! i like her way more than any of the other actresses her age, like hilary duff, lindsay lohan, olsen twins, etc. She's my favorite and I love her show.





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Anonymous

said...

we ar talking about raven yet another obssesed fool talks about beyonce..shut up about that girl already. " she wears too much make up, beyonce wears less" who da fucc says that. shut up about beyonce dangggg.





Anonymous

said...

Beyonce is an over styled regular girl. she's not cuter than raven. if anything, all of them are on the same page. it's just the difference in style. and frankly, beyonce's style is over rated!! so let raven have her little shine in this comment box for god's sake!!





ohmeohmy

said...

I've always been a fan of Raven. She's definitely doing her thing. I must admit I watch her show. I didn't know she had a doll though.





trey dizz

said...

Too fat? Please, this woman is nowhere near obese. She looks very healthy. I lov eme some Raven!





Anonymous

said...

i know rite anon 9:01pm and 9:54pm

hearing that girls name nowadays makes me wanna puke !!!!!!! gah lee.

anyway raven you are cute and beautiful the way you are. stay that way love.





Trish

said...

Go Raven- let the haters hate- you just keep getting you check!!





PINKhicCups

said...

gosh so many shaddy people these days they're probably just jealous! she looks fine to me a little chubbs or skinny she is the girl that alot of little girls look up too! better then mary-kate and her skinny self! and raven wears too much makeup?? omg people get a life and look @t yourself





PINKhicCups

said...

they hate to see her doing better then them





Anonymous

said...

I think she HAS to stay the way she is . Why does she have to change something in her body becuz' other peoples says : "you aren't good like that"

GO RAVEN, GO !





Strong supporter

said...

I have been a Raven Simone fan for years, she is a great role model, as well as, successful busines woman. I think I gave birth to her clone. My daughter loves Raven. Her name is LaRashia Simone Edwards (she is a rising child star). Check her out log onto www.TheScoopyDoop.com, she has taken Celebrity photos with Omarosa, Dick Vitale, and Dave Chappelle just to name a few. She also has a non-profit foundation named The LaRashia Simone Childrens Foundation. This is our future.





Anonymous

said...

My name is Natasha.. I like Raven I think she is very pretty and actually rather funny in her own way, I say she needs to contiune to do her thing and not worry about the rest of Cocaine addicited holloywood girls her age,,GO RAVEN I love the show
! YOu been doing in this long keep it coming





Anonymous

said...

I'm damn near 19 and whenever I see that her show is on i make sure to watch it. I got mad respect for raven...i think she is a cool chick and she has fab chick potential but sometime her outfits be kinda crazy but i still loves her to death!!! DAMN those anorexic crack addicted big forehead no lips having olsens...RAVEN POWER!!





Julia_Claudine_Deveraux

said...

I LOVE RAVEN!!!!! Myself and my 16 yr old are huge fans!!!! She's great role for young people. She does not need to lose any weight, it's a shame people put so much emphasis on size. We are all unique creatures and if we all looked alike, the world would be a dismal place. GO TEAM RAVEN!!!!





Anonymous

said...

Even though I'm not really a big Raven fan, I really enjoyed the movie she did on Lifetime. I will give it to her, "That's So Raven" can be funny at times....





Anonymous

said...

Actually she has lose some weight she was bigger than this. She is beautiful either which way it goes.





Anonymous

said...

^these pictures are photoshopped, she still fat





sharonda

said...

Everything is about weight?Damn she ain't even over 200lbs and yall bitches complaning,get that 98lbs frame thing out your head and recgonize real.Just cause Hilary Duff is 98lbs don't mean she has to be.She get respect for me cause one she ain't on drugs and secondly she keeping it positive.Yall on that negative vibe and be happy for once.Makes me think yall have miserable lives.





Anonymous

said...

RAVIN IS, HAS, AND WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE MONEY. SHE IS LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK, AND BANK SHE HAS A LOT.

WHAT OTHER DISNEY ROLE MODELS ARE THERE FOR LITTLE BLACK GIRLS. CUT HER A BREAK AND A FAT SLICE OF CAKE!! HA HA!





Bhopal

said...

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Anonymous

said...

Shes beautiful and looks absolutely fine to me...All these damn people keep following the media [ skinny ass stick figures ] like for example Hillary Duff looked absolutely fine before , she was absolutely adorable..but now..she just doesn't look healthy...just look at her cheek bones..ugh..she looks ok..but not as radient...People just need to eat..not too much..but eat...dont starve your self...





Anonymous

said...

i think that raven DOES need more attention.

shes gorgeous and most deff. NOT FAT. I think shes a fabulous weight, and she looks good with it.

I am fat myself, and i personally think that its better than being as skinny as the olsens.. they look gross.





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