While doing coverage for the Golden Globe Awards last night, a colleague sent me a picture of a tweet Gabourey Sidibe put out about her drawls putting a damper on her evening at the big show. If you weren’t aware, Sidibe has been a cast member in this new season of American Horror Story: Coven, and hit the red carpet along with her co-stars. Anywho, here’s what she had to say about that underwear underneath her shimmering Daniel Musto gown:
Someone actually responded to this with, “imagine how they feel.” I didn’t laugh. I didn’t get angry. I just asked a question: How long are we going to talk about Gabourey Sidibe’s weight? Seriously, it’s tired at this point. She’s happy with the way she looks and the size she is no matter what statistics and concerns and jokes people throw her way, and if people are pretending they care about her health, fat shaming folks into dropping pounds does NOT help. But people still talked crazy about her look when she posed on the red carpet, including a guy who said “I think she ate the Golden Globes.” What they didn’t know though, was that Sidibe, after seeing that folks had nothing better to do than bash her and her size, was going to respond in only the witty way she can:
And yes, #JK means “just kidding.” Basically, Sidibe wanted these same critics to know that she’s winning, and that’s all they need to be worried about. I mean, Sidibe was at the Golden Globes while those some people were chilling on the couch at home! Kudos to her for having a good sense of humor about it all, because I think most of us would be ready to curse a few people out if they were that nasty to us.
What do you think of her response to all the mean criticism of her look?