Should Precious’ Gabourey Sidibe Lose Weight?
After experiencing tremendous success following her breakthrough role in Precious, everyone is wondering what Gabourey Sidibe is going to do next.
Howard Stern has voiced his controversial opinion, stating “she’s never gonna be in another movie” due to the fact that the Oscar-nominated actress is overweight.
The radio personality caused quite the stir when he spoke his mind, but what people may have missed while busy being peeved at his choice of words was the reality behind his rant.
“I did enjoy her performance. I have nothing against her, but the fact is that, I’m just trying to say, she’s enormous. The girl’s got tremendous problems and she, she, she needs help, that’s all”, said a wound-up Stern.
Gabourey’s mom, Alice Tan Ridley, came to her daughter’s defense, telling Stern to “get a life”. “We all can see that Gabby is a big girl, she’s a big woman. So, what’s wrong with that? She’s not like everybody else in the world”, she went on to say.
Check out the full video of her response on Inside Edition:
According to TMZ, AcaiSupply.com sent her a long letter expressing their concern and stating “the only way you can reach your goal of someday winning that Oscar is by being active, fit, and most of all, healthy!” The company has asked her to try a one year-supply of their Acai berry products in exchange for an endorsement.
Do you think Gabourey’s weight will limit her to certain roles, and ultimately hinder the success of her acting career?
Should she be pressured to shed the pounds for this reason, and more importantly for her health? Or should everyone just stay off her back and let her choose her own path?
We’d love to hear your thoughts as always!