Former star of the Disney TV hit show “That’s So Raven,” Raven-Symoné (pictured) decided to reveal on the upcoming OWN documentary “Light Girls” how she used to tan three or four times a week in order to darken her fair skin, according to The Huffington Post.
“Light Girls” is a follow-up to the 2011 critically acclaimed broadcasted documentary “Dark Girls.” The film project, directed by famed veteran director and actor Bill Duke, will reportedly offer a broader perspective on the subject of colorism in the Black community, along with all of its stereotypes and myths.
The latest program on the subject of skin color is set to premiere in January, and Raven-Symoné will discuss how she used to tan to get darker skin throughout the four seasons of her show. The petite actress and former “Cosby Show” kid stated during the documentary, “It’s funny, one of the lighting guys came up — I love him to death; I love him, oh my goodness — he goes, ‘Raven, I need you to stop tanning. You’re getting too dark, and we have to re-light the whole entire show,’” Raven recalls. “I was like, ‘Sorry. I was just trying to be pretty.”
Folks, such as actress Amber Rose, news woman Soledad O’Brien, ’70s high-fashion model Pat Cleveland, comedienne Kim Whitley, and legendary actress Diahann Carroll will also offer an introspective look on life as light-skinned Black women.
“Light Girls” will air on Monday, January 19th at 9:00 pm on the OWN Network.