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Gabourey Sidibe Responds to Weight Criticism: ‘I mos def cried about it on that private jet’

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The full story from Daily Mail:

Gabourey Sidibe had the perfect answer for the haters who slammed her red carpet look at the Golden Globes on Sunday. The Precious star, who was nominated for a Globe and an Oscar in 2010 for her breakthrough role, wore a cream coloured Grecian style gown by Daniel Musto and MIchael Costello with a sequin detail at the bodice and a slit up the front for Sunday’s awards show.

The plus-sized star, who has stated she’s comfortable with her size, was targeted by mean-spirited tweets about her appearance. ‘Bye!!! She looks like a condom,’ one person wrote on Twitter. ‘Geez! She looks like the chubby ghost from Casper,’ chimed in another.

On Monday addressed haters who were critical of her ‘plus-size appearance’, by pointing out that she has a much more glamorous life than they do.

‘To people making mean comments about my GG pics, I mos def cried about it on that private jet on my way to my dream job last night. #JK’ Gabourey tweeted.

The self-assured American Horror Story: Coven actress, known for her sarcastic sense of humor, was obviously joking about comments making her cry.

‘When I was 21 or 22 I just decided that life wasn’t worth living if I wasn’t happy with myself so I just took all the steps that I could to figure out how to love myself and become confident,’ she said in 2012 at the Women In Entertainment Symposium.

However, she revealed at that same 2012 event that sometimes she does get her feelings hurt.

‘I get shaken a lot, especially being in this business,’ she said at the time. ‘A few weeks ago I was on vacation and I went into a CVS and as I’m paying I see a picture of myself on the cover of a magazine and they’re guesstimating what my weight is?’

But she has learned to shake off criticism.

‘I have to keep going and living my life, so when things like that upset me I have to find things that build my confidence back up.’

According to a report on Showbiz Spy last summer, Gabourey’s Precious co-star Monique offered her young friend some weight loss advice. ‘Gabby loves Mo’Nique and thinks it’s great that she’s losing weight, but she’s just not interested in dieting at this point in her life,’ a source told the site. ‘She says she knows she has to do something, but she’ll do it in her own time and on her own terms.’

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Liv
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Liv

Her character on AHS this season is great, actually all the charters are great… but she could afford to lose a bit more weight (she looks smaller than she was in Precious), I do not think people need to be cruel about her weight, or anyone’s weight, but it doesn’t mean being obese is excusable…

kia
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kia

to me she doesn’t look smaller. I wish she lost some but not yet.

Liv
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Liv

Maybe it is the dress… hmm

MerryHappy
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MerryHappy

Omg this season of AHS has me on the edge of my seat and I can’t wait til Wednesdays now.

Liv
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Liv

ME too! I love the show but this one has been the best… I was a little skeptical at first but I am kind of sad it is coming to an end 🙁

Magda
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Magda

Really? I have heard about it but hasnt watched anything yet. Some comments about it, please?

Liv
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Liv

It is the most violent season, at least I think so… very creepy too… but at the same time so funny.

MissMarilyn
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MissMarilyn

wait what what I’m on the end of season 1 and it’s already super violent and creepy oh man.
(I still can’t wait, love the cast)

MerryHappy
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MerryHappy

I KNOW! I went in kind of hesitant, even though I’ve lived the other seasons, but they have some all star talent. It won me over so quick.

HB
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HB

I really like her in AHS, especially when her character and Kathy Bates’s interact!

I want her to be happy– everyone deserves that. But if she’s going to get healthy, like she wants to, why wait?

kia
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kia

I just read all the article down hoping to find this “‘She says she knows she has to do something, but she’ll do it in her own time and on her own terms.’’ happily,I found it written. I’m glad she knows she has to go the other way,and change this. and it is a lot more difficult than whoever think at a weight like hers, that is “a lot” to much. that said,critics and sense of disgust and repulsion and mean comments are as unuseful as ridicoulous since they come from the mouth of people who doesn’t want her good… Read more »

Annie
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Annie

I’m all for embracing your curves and whatnot, but this is just too much. How someone can feel comfortable at this weight is beyond me. However, people should be more careful about their choice of words, because insult rarely motivates somebody to change.

Juju
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Juju

Her arms especially, it feels like they must be a pain in the *ss because the extra meat must be rubbing against her torso all the time?

MerryHappy
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MerryHappy

QUEENIE!
I love AHS, and Queenie is pretty awesome, and Kathy Bates?! Seriously. Amazing.
That being said, she’s obese and it’s traditionally seen as very stressful on the body. But if she’s happy and regularly seeing a doctor it’s honestly none of my business, just like it’s not my business to infer anything about Sharni.
People can be extraordinarily cruel to those not in the average category, be it too large or too small and it’s not necessary.

solaxia
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solaxia

I know, I agree with everything you say. I find people tend to be very cruel in regards to weight. More so in regards to being obese (because the inferences are more that you have no self control etc). Not saying they wouldn’t be damaging and hurtful to people deemed as too thin like Sharni, but I remember when I had my ED I absolutely loved it when people told me I was ‘too thin’. It fueled my fire more. I was ‘succeeding’. Also, I’m not inferring that Sharni has an ED. Just that being too thin is more acceptable… Read more »

MerryHappy
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MerryHappy

When I had an ed it made me happy when people reacted to my thinness too, even a ‘you’re looking thinner’ made my day, but even then I was pretty normal sized ( 5 5 112lbs at my lowest). What I tire of as well is the fake health concern that some people have, calling someone overweight or obese like they’re the person’s clinician, or say they have a disorder like they’re working in their treatment center, and after saying something very berating about how ‘giant and disgusting’ or how they’re ‘a sack of bones’ they ice the wound with… Read more »

PPO
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PPO

I smiled at her comment……crying on that ‘private jet’. It’s a teeny smack in the face to those lowly critics! Losing weight (or gaining for that matter) is only possible when a person is ready within themselves. No amount of criticism or verbal attack will help. Unfortunately we live in a world that places so much value on outer beauty, and neglect the inner spirit that makes us beautiful. I believe it is only when we are balanced in all aspects: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, that we can truly shine! …….”Leave a little bit of sparkle wherever you go”

Juju
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Juju

” Losing weight (or gaining for that matter) is only possible when a person is ready within themselves. No amount of criticism or verbal attack will help.”
True!

kennedy
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kennedy

I love her when i knew she was in AHS i was like yeaaaah! precious!. but obviously she needs to lose weight …for health i’m not a doctor and maybe she’s not sick but it wouldn’t hurt her to get in to a healthier weight .not being stick thin just a healthier weight that would make her look more femenine and her face would be more defined and she would shine more obviously

wonderwoman21
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wonderwoman21

Big girls have to wear clothes too, it’s not the worst dress. People are just hating because she’s big.

Mia
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Mia

Let me start of by saying that the people who make means comments about her weight are jerks who have obviously never struggled with serious weight issues. Second, I get that she’s trying to be funny with her response about the private jet, but it rubs me the wrong way. Money brings you just about happiness as being skinny does…that is NONE. It is completely superficial and materialistic, and it’s not everyone’s goal in life to be rich and famous. Having a private jet doesn’t make her any better than anyone else, just like being skinny doesn’t make a person… Read more »

Cat
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Cat

Whoa, a bit exaggerated on the money bit, perhaps? While you can still be unhappy while having lots of money, having good financial resources will surely lower stress levels and provide you with higher quality food, more scenic places to live (living closer to nature is associated with being happier), ability to access better quality health care, and better quality anything, really (all depending on how much money you make). . .money definitely contributes to happiness. I’m sure some people associate money with a high flyin’ lifestyle, but what many others associate it with is actually security. . will you… Read more »

Mia
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Mia

There is a lot of research that being very wealthy (as most celebrities are), is actually not linked to happiness. There is a curvilinear relationship between money and life satisfaction. And, I think rubbing your financial success in people’s faces is just as bad as weight shaming.

annabanana
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I actually don’t think she was trying to rub her money in anyone’s face, I think she was pointing out that she has her dream job and is very happy with that and with herself and her life… just how I took the comment.

MissMarilyn
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MissMarilyn

to me it doesn’t seem like she’s rubbing money in people’s faces either, or like she’s acting superior. People are making mean comments about her weight, I’m sure she’s VERY aware that she’s overweight. She doesn’t need people to point that out and call her ugly. So yes, it’s a little sassy but not completely unmerited. And it doesn’t seem like she’s acting “superior”. She’s living the life she’s always wanted to live, successful in her dream job EVEN THOUGH she’s not considered conventionally pretty in a job that requires most people to morph to standard beauty ideals. So go… Read more »

Ms.Mia
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Ms.Mia

Totally agree!

Sara
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Sara

I love Gabby, she seems to have a wonderful spirit. But I really don’t get how someone becomes so big as she is, and the comment “she’s just not interested in dieting at this point in her life” really baffles me. I’m sure she wouldn’t have to restrict and “diet” to lose weight, just not overindulge as much as she must be doing. She looks morbidly obese, and to put off losing weight for too long, could be a dangerous choice. She keeps saying she loves herself and is comfortable in her body….I don’t understand how anyone can be comfortable… Read more »

Erica
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From her perspective, she would have to diet and seriously change her current lifestyle in order to lose weight. To the average person who has not struggled with serious weight issues, it may seem quite simple to just eat a ‘normal’ amount of food – but when you are used to consuming a lot of food everyday, that is *your* normal and changing that takes courage and a lot of effort. When you’re very overweight for a long time, your body begins to treat that as your ‘norm’ and when you try to eat a lot less and you start… Read more »

Hazal
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Hazal

It’s her life and nobody’s business how she looks. I have to admit that I find her very unattractive though. I’m not pretending to be concerned about her health. It’s just the way she looks that I don’t like. But as I said: it’s her life and as long as she feels good in her skin, that’s all that matters.

kia
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kia

feeling good in her skin, it’s a joke right? at that weight she’s carrying around an enormous amount of stuff must be hard to climb stairs to the second floor, tie the shoes, running a little bit in the park is a complete nightmare because all the back skin and fat rolls moving in every different direction like a whip. enjoying the sensation of your body breathing after sport in the air?not really. playing around with active little kids?a problem. must be a cage. maybe she copes with this anxiety with food who knows..and so it is difficult to abandon… Read more »

Winnie
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Winnie

“she’s not interested in dieting at this point in her life” may i ask why not? i’m 21, a student, and i admit i have a few unhealthy eating habits i would like to change. particularly my love of pastries and sugar-filled foods. i want to change because i want to get into the habit of being more disciplined and used to eating better before my metabolism starts to slow down and those late night ice cream binges start catching up to me. no one’s saying she has to go on a super restrictive Gwyneth Paltrow diet, but i’m sure… Read more »

MissMarilyn
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MissMarilyn

Maybe it’s just about the term “diet”? Like lifestyle change to be healthier is good, but most diets are not great. Just speculation though.

And yeah agree about her response!

Claud
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Claud

I loved her in precious and I think she has so much potential to be a really great actress. I hope she doesn’t let the word diet intimidate her. Se needs to talk to someone tha can help her make a lifestyle change because no one can be that big unless they’re eating almost 24/7 and eating absolute junk. And probably some genetics thrown n there.
I love her attitude. I think she is just great for Hollywood regardless of her size.

liss
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liss

I don´t care about her weight, but I can clearly see that it´s not healthy being that large. I think she´ll figure it out on her own. Self love is important tho´

lc
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lc

I have a hard time believing she truly is comfortable with that weight. I don’t know for sure obviously because I’m not her, but it doesn’t look comfortable.

And although those comments were mean, that was a *really* tacky way to respond. She should have just taken the high road, imo.

amelia
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amelia

I don’t think the dress was a bad choice.. it was a beautiful color on her skin. My only suggestion was that she wore some type of spanx to smooth her out a big.. But… for a larger woman.. I don’t think she did bad. On a side note… It is my personal opinion that had she NOT been the size she is… she probably wouldn’t have made it in hollywood. Her weight gives her an edge that brings vulnerability to her characters that a skinny woman may not be able to bring. I mean.. face it.. people are type… Read more »

kia
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kia

ok but she could play an obese carachter also by being big at 40 pounds less than now! and her life would be better

menta
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menta

she handles the criticism pretty good but let’s make clear one thing: she is not curvy or a bit chubby, she is morbidly obese. this is not only an aesthetical problem, it is also a health risk for her.

yeahyeahyeah
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yeahyeahyeah

She is pretty and thats a nce gown

Erica
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There’s no getting away from the fact that she is seriously obese and would look and feel better if she lost weight. But there’s also no getting away from the fact that she is talented and successful as she is and it’s entirely up to her whether she makes a serious effort to lose weight or not. It’s not as easy as many people make out – especially if you’re very busy. You have to make a big commitment to lose that much weight and if she’s not ready now, then that’s her business. You can’t force someone to change… Read more »

anonymous
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anonymous

“not because she feels pressured by nasty people who think it’s clever or funny to put other people down.” Your hypocrisy infuriates me. How do you have the brass nerve to sit there and type all that out? you come to this site every day to say nasty cruel and catty things about other womens looks/body and you then turn around and call others “cruel” “immature” and “hurtful” think about that the next time you are turning your nose up at a womans natural body shape or calling someone “manly” or “shapeless” or being horrible about someones whr something btw… Read more »

tequilla
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tequilla

she made a great comment on her critics. i mean, what is she supposed to say, that she cryed, so everybody could be happy with themselves..? she is very fat, but she really seems like a nice person. maybe she should just try to replace junk food with healthy and balanced foods for start, instead of some suddenly diets..it must be hard to fight with weight issues with whole so much people watching you and putting that much pressure on you.i wish her well.

hanan
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hanan

she shouldn’t feel comfortable in her skin, and since she’s young i think if she workout constantly & healthy diet she would lose weight fast.

hanan
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hanan

& had healthy *

Katie
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Katie

I mean really though what comeback do you have for that? Girl has confidence.

Emmelie
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Emmelie

Must have been the biggest jet…

anonymous
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anonymous

The people calling the people “mean” and “cruel” are the same people who come to this site daily to pick out womens flaws. Hypocrites!!! some more so than others. you know who you are.

Bethany
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Bethany

I wish she could loose weight, she needs to desperately. I really worry about her and I am saying that out of genuine concern. Her obesity is in such a terribly dangerous category I am literally shocked that she is still alive, let alone mobile. She should not have to die young because of it. The only thing that could help her at this point is gastric, I am almost positive she has tried everything else and just given up on trying to lose weight due to the addictive aspect of overeating. Having weight loss surgery is literally the last… Read more »