Raven-Symone's Disney Costar Calls Her a "Heifer"

Celebrity News Jul. 17, 2009 AT 3:22PM
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Raven-Symone -- who has received her share of criticism from online "haters" for her body -- has found a new critic: Her Disney costar.

At a So You Think You Can Dance elimination taping Thursday in Los Angeles, Usmagazine.com caught up with That's So Raven star Debbie Allen and asked her about the upcoming Fame movie, out Sept. 25. (Allen played Lydia Grant in the 1980s series.) "It's going to energize a whole new generation of young people who were not engaged in Fame the first time around," Allen told Us. "It's so funny we were talking about things coming full circle." She then told Us she is surprised that kids these days even know who she is. Then, she said, it dawns on her that she stars with tween sensation Symone in That's So Raven.

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Said Allen, "I was wondering how they knew me and then they say, 'Do you know Raven?' I'm like, 'Of course, I know that little heifer! I love that girl.'"

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In March Symone, 23, spoke with Seventeen at a self esteem workshop. She said she was "thick" ever since she was 9 years old. She said Raven-Symone would have benefited from workshops to cope with "that negative language" and understand that her life is "about me, not about what [people] want me to be."

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