Jennifer Lopez Calls Herself “Chunky,” Offends Raven-Symone On “The View” (VIDEO)
During a pre-taped interview that aired during Thursday’s otherwise-live episode, guest co-host Sunny Hostin introduced photos Lopez had recently shared on social media, saying, “I gotta tell you, your body isn’t fair.” But Lopez actually objected to one of the pics, which showed her dressed up and taking a selfie of herself. “I was a little bit on the chunky side there,” the superstar said.
Raven-Symone, who was sitting next to Lopez, immediately got up from the table, exclaiming, “What?!” She even walked away, and Whoopi Goldberg stood up asking, “Do we need to show you what chunky looks like?!” Lopez tried to backtrack, saying, “That wasn’t what I meant.”
But Lopez even went on to use the “chunky” description again when explaining how she goes up “seven or eight pounds” when she’s not on tour. That led Goldberg to again stand and point out her own body. Some viewers took to Twitter to comment as well.
@GeorgiaDawkins for instance, tweeted, “@JLo said she was a little on the chunky side and the ladies of @TheView lost it! SO. DID. I.” Still, the fan added, “She slays.” Thankfully, Raven-Symone seemed to agree, as the rest of the segment went on without issue, particularly as the two played a dance game together.
Elsewhere during the interview, Lopez discussed the end of “American Idol,” the finale of “Shades of Blue,” and getting picked to star in Selena. She also talked about her Las Vegas residency. Interestingly, it was the star’s first appearance on the talk show in nearly 10 years. Watch the full video below. The “chunky” comments come at the 11-minute mark.