Gabourey Sidibe VS. Vogue?

Actress Gabourey Sidibe arrives at the Vanity Fair Dinner And After Party celebrating the 82nd Academy Awards in West Hollywood, California on March 7, 2010. Iraq war drama "The Hurt Locker" blew away box office king "Avatar" to take six Oscars, with Kathryn Bigelow becoming the first woman to win the best director award on a historic Hollywood night.     AFP PHOTO/RICH SCHMITT (Photo credit should read RICH SCHMITT/AFP/Getty Images)

Gabourey Sidibe VS. Vogue?

Over the past month Gabourey Sidibe's weight has been a hot topic. 

Published March 30, 2010

Hkg3344264 Over the past month Gabourey Sidibe 's weight has been a hot topic.  In the beginning, it seemed the discussion of her weight was being ignored or no one cared.  But, once Howard Stern and Jamie Foxx (Foxx called her Notorious Precious) ranted on Sidibe, during their radio shows, the floodgates opened.  The latest is the fashion Bible, Vogue magazine.  According to, their "sources" discovered the editors at Vogue said something to the effect of, "She's a joke in the fashion community. What she wore on the red carpet at the Academy Awards wasn't a dress, it was a tent."  Vogue allegedly declined to comment on the "source."

The editor at says Sidibe shouldn't pose for Vogue.  Claiming:

Gabby doesn't represent real women.

Yes, real women have curves (I am personally a size eight) and they are beautiful, and I think that Vogue has begun taking steps to move away from only presenting skeletal size zeroes in their pages. In 2007, Vogue put real curvy, real gorgeous Jennifer Hudson on its cover. Yay for that! Hudson represents what real women look like. Sidibe generally does not. While Sidibe has never said exactly how much she weighs, in her star turn in 'Precious,' she plays a girl who weighs around 350 lbs. In real life, Sidibe appears to just about be pushing 300 lbs. The average weight for a woman in her twenties in America is around 140 lbs. I think it's safe to say that Sidibe more than doubles that.

Ouch.  Personally, I don't put that much stock in Vogue .  I don't think I have ever bought Vogue magazine and the last time I looked through it is was when Oprah Winfrey was on the cover back in the '90s and she admitted that she was told to lose 20 lbs.

Furthermore, does Sidibe even want or is she even thinking about being on the cover of Vogue? She was axed out of the Vanity Fair cover , I highly doubt the Harlem native is obsessing over Vogue .  She is an Oscar nominee, a title that many gals on the cover of Vogue will never have.

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Written by Clay Cane


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