Gabourey Sidibe is not “Precious”, She is A Star

Over the weekend I read a Huffington Post article about Gabourey Sidibe. Washington Post political columnist, Jonathan Capehart recalled how the newbie star dissed him at the White House Correspondents Dinner last week. He approached her and she told him to come back in 5 minutes. He initially thought she was kidding, but he retreated and exercised his free speech as he lambasted her for her behavior in his political column. She gave a riveting performance and she has been riding high this year. Her ego has probably expanded but was it fair for Capehart to put her behavior on blast?  Would he have written an article like this if he had been rebuffed by Halle Berry?  Read it and tell me what you think:–_or_gra.html#more

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  • Kelly  On May 9, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Three solid examples of her snootiness all point in the direction that she is, indeed, mean.

  • Vincent  On May 9, 2010 at 3:21 am

    The cause of her weight problem should be revealed, please. It appeared that she had to occupy two chairs or some thing at the Academy Awards program. At a time of such stupid obesity in the U.S. & with the wonderful Michele Obama trying so hard to address it, what kind of role model is Ms.Sidibe for our young ladies?

  • elogam  On May 9, 2010 at 4:31 am

    She’s human. She’s young. It takes a while to learn how to deal with the media. Pro athletes get training in “rookie camp” if not earlier. A seasoned actor knows how to deal with this. She’s learning. I challenge anyone to put up with the incessant approaches by every Tom, Dick and Harry reporter that wants “just a few minutes” of your time. If she’s still doing this in a year or two, I may say it’s gone to her head. But I’m not there yet.

  • nigeria10  On May 10, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    I had to “google” Gabourey in order to find out who this person even was. Not surprisingly, a picture and bio was on the first link found by my search. I think the bigger concern than if she has a Hollywood attitude… is her obesity. If she is going to be a role model, she should feel horrible about making flippant comments about her weight. The fact that obesity is by and far the largest contributor to deaths in America is a serious issue. What some Huffington Post/Washington Post article says…not a serious issue.

    I don’t think you can call her young any longer, Gab is 26 years old. Read through some of her interviews. You’ll see quotes of entitlement, ego, sass, etc. Unfortunately this is not a surprise given todays media (even worse in the hiphop culture).

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