Gabourey Sidibe Slams Weight CriticsBy: Lindsay McCane - January 14, 2014
The Precious star was seen at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, wearing a floor-length gown made by Daniel Musto.
“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,” she tweeted. She later added: “Yay! Everyone is so wonderful and supportive of my shade! This might be a problem down the line. Thank you! #notmyjetthough #imnotthatfancy.”
The actress, who is currently starring in the hit television show American Horror Story: Coven, previously talked about her weight issues, and how she learned to love herself.
“I didn’t really get to grow up hearing that I was beautiful a lot, or that I was worth anything nor did I grow up seeing myself on TV,” Sidibe said during Women’s Inspiration and Enterprise (WIE) conference in Manhattan in 2012. “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 explained.
“Truthfully speaking if I hadn’t found this person before that movie [Precious] I wouldn’t have even be in that movie. I get shaken a lot, especially being in this business,” she admitted. “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.”
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