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Jennifer Hudson Spends Her Holidays with GAP

Jennifer Hudson Spends Her Holidays with GAP

Jennifer Hudson gave Gap Inc. the okay to use a cheery image of her in their new holiday ad campaign, despite the terrible tragedy that recently shook her family.

A GAP representative spoke with E! and assured them that, though Jennifer continues to mourn, “She said she wanted to be a part of [the campaign] and that we should move forward.”

Photographer Michael Thompson took the talented 27-year-old singer/actress’s likeness for the ad, which includes the tagline “Shine Your Own Star,” in New York City this past July.

Other stars appearing in the campaign include Mary-Louise Parker, Mila Kunis, Milla Jovovich, Ashanti, Jason Bateman with his 21-month-old daughter Francesca, Jon Heder, Rainn Wilson, and Cam Gigandet, among others.

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# 1

Well Hudson said it was okay, but I feel awkward looking at such happy image of her.. makes me feel bad, so I don’t know if it was a smart move for GAP to pursue this ad even after such tragedy..??

# 2

yeah, I think GAP should put it on later. cz lots of people feel sad for her. Just take a couple months.

# 3
newport beach, 92660 @ 11/14/2008 at 11:08 am

Cam Gigandet ‘ s is by far the best

annnd

HOTTEST :D ? !

i love him thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis much

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# 4

Love Cam’s, but this is a pretty picture. :)

I’m sure it’s sad, but I bet her mom would love that picture, so maybe that makes her smile through sadness. :)

# 5

i think it’s too fast i mean commonnnnnnnnnn she jus has lost 3 memberes of her family i would be devasteted broken
i would like to go i’am glad she’s doing fine what a strong woman but i can’t i’d rather go WHAT A COLD woman !!!!!!!!!
i’am actually shocked

# 6
Stoney-Brie @ 11/14/2008 at 12:04 pm

Rita who the **** cares if u don understand Jennifer smilling ?? Jennifer is moving on !!! so jst shut the **** up !!!

# 7

WOW GAP IS SO SMART AND COLD TO USE HER PIC AND GET THE PUBLICITY FROM THE SAD SITUATION OF THE 3 FAMILY DEATHS OF THIS GIRL.

I BET IF THEY HAD NOT DIED THY WUD NOT USE THIS PIC AT ALL.

PEOPLE ARE COLDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

# 8

Jennifer Hudson is such a wonderfully strong person. I really wish her all the happiness. Did they ever find who killed her mother, brother and nephew?

# 9

all ya all are *******

I still don’t like her.
Turtle! Turtle!

This is disappointing to see so many celebrities profitting off the backs of children in China, who are forced into slave labor for the GAP.

Boycott the GAP if you care about kids and human rights.

never going to BUY gap anymore because of this photo lol

J Hudson is such an amazing person and artist, the looks doesn’t matter when you have a beautiful soul like she has.

I THINK GAP WOULD BE CRAZY AS HELL TO NOT RUN THIS AD. WE WANT TO SEE JENNIFER HAPPY AND HOPEFULLY WHEN SHE COMES OUT IN PUBLIC AGAIN, SHE WILL BE ABLE TO SMILE. SUPPORT HER DON’T HID HER.

GOOD VICTORIA @ 11/14/2008 at 4:22 pm

I think it is great that Jennifer is TRYING to move on….Her life will never be the same, no matter what she does, so by continuing to go forth with a picture that was taken late summer, is a baby step forward…………..At least GAP asked her permission first…They did NOT just print the ad without her consent, and it would have been used whether this tragedy unfolded or not…That is why her picture WAS taken to begin with..for the winter and Holiday ads,,,,
GAP is ” not using her “, or is Jennifer ” cold “………No-one can say WHAT they would do if the same tragedy happened to them, and they were in the spotlight also……..Leave Jennifer ALONE and let her try and piece together what is left of her life…..Only SHE knows this heartache right now………Boycotting GAP is ridiculous….Like I said, they ASKED for her permission FIRST…Get over it people !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so happy to see her smiling. Yes, they did ask her permission and GAP is wonderful for at least ASKING first. I hope she is out and about soon. I really miss her.

BECKY SMITH @ 11/14/2008 at 5:27 pm

I THINK THAT IT IS SAD THAT NO ONE CARES ABOUT THE DEATH
OF HER FAMILY MEMBERS.. THE POLICE ARE NOT DOING ANYTHING…. AND NOW WE HAVE TO SEE JENNIFER’S FACE
IN A AD.. WHY NOT JULIANNE HER SISTER TOO… SINCE THEY
ARE THE SURVIVING MEMBERS OF HER FAMILY..

Something tells me it wasn’t Jennifer who wanted to do the photoshoot. I kind of think it was her record company and management that had her do it. Besides she is under contract and people give you so much time to mourn before they start getting annoyed that you are not doing what is in your contract. That’s how the business works. And also I think she already promised to do this before the tragedy that happened in her family. Some companies make it hard to back out of a contracts no matter what is going on in your personal life.

In my opinion, Jennifer’s brother & sister are ghetto trash! The reason she lost 3 family members is because her siblings were up to no good! Someone they knew killed them for a reason! I feel bad for the poor boy that died because of his family members had ties with something they shouldn’t have! Hudson got out of the ghetto but her family didn’t! Oh! of course Jennifer is going to do an add, she probably is thinking about the money! of course, if you come out of the ghetto the first thing that is a priority is making that big money! Hudson wouldn’t turn down money for anything! her sister looks like a piece of trash and should be responsible for her boy’s death! What low lifes!

You’re a jerk g.rocks. The world doesn’t need people like you. I can’t believe how insensitive you are.

THE WORLD DOESN’T NEED PEOPLE WHO ARE THE REASON THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS DIE! I DIDN’T DO ANYHTING! HUDSON’S SISTER & BROTHER WERE IN SOME KIND OF ILLEGAL ACT AND THAT’S WHY THREE PEOPLE DIED! THAT’S LIFE! PEOPLE GET CAUGHT UP WITH DRUG ETC. EVERYBODY SUFFERS! DON’T BE SUCH AN NAIVE JERK!

GOOD VICTORIA @ 11/14/2008 at 8:35 pm

HEY ‘ DEB ” AND ” G.ROCKS “…….A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine living near Jennifer’s neighborhood said, that their local paper ran a by-line of sorts, that Jennifer’s sister and brother-in-law, were ” constantly in trouble “, with the police…..” bad checks “, ..” domestic violence “….” drugs galore and alcohol convictions “….” reckless driving “….” and child neglect “………….Jennifer had on several occasions begged her sister to let her have legal guardinship over her nephew….SHE refused every time….
Even Jennifer’s mother begged her daughter to let Jennifer to L.A., and raise him, and send him to a good school…….The paper quoted neighbors who said Jennifer’s sister always stated, ” their town and neighborhood were fine enough for her, and was definitely fine for Julian “…………
There are now rumors in THAT neighborhood of her brother-in-law owing a drug-related and violent gang up to six figures, which of course he could NOT pay and tried to hide out with everyone he knew………….Jennifer’s mother threatened to turn him in within a few hours of their death…..I guess little precious Julian saw him commit the crime and decided he would give him up……..
How much of this is true, I don’t know…..BUT, it would NOT surprise me at all, after reading reports about him and his so-called friends………..My heart goes out to Jennifer, knowing she might have been able to save at least one life..Her Nephew’s…What a shame his mother could only think of herself and NOT want to better her child…
There are always TWO sides to this ” DEB ” and ” G.Rocks “…..I hope Jennifer finds some much needed peace and comfort from her friends……

EVERYBODY SHUT THE F*** UP ABOUT THE DEATH OF HER FAMILY MEMBERS. GAP TOOK THESE PICTURES BEFORE THE TRAGEDY. YES, JENNIFER WILL MOURN BUT D*** SHE CAN NOT PUT HER CAREER ON HOLD FOREVER. SHE IS A RISING STAR. YOU CAN’T HOLD HER RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT HER FAMILY DID & DOES THAT’S DOWN RIGHT CRAZY AS HELL. IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT HER GO SEE THE MOVIE OR PICK UP THE ALBUM. LET THE WOMAN SMILE DAMN. IT’S NOT A SIN TO SEE CELEBRITIES IN ADS.

g.rocks to your comment about Jennifer” of course is going to do the ad since she’s coming out of the ghetto” yada yada yada is very ignorant. We all do things for money and the worst offenders are people at the top i.e. CEOs etc. It was her family’s decision to stay where they where staying probably due to their mentality. Unfortunately it turned out to be fatal for all three.

But Jennifer didn’t do anything and you can’t help where you are born. You can only help where you are going .So I respect Jennifer Hudson and she carries herself with class. So who cares if she is from the ghetto.

As for the ads, at least The Gap asked her because they could have just run them. She is a person of faith so I expect her to move on. Besides, who cares about any of our opinions. Just make sure you are using your OWN life well instead of judging someone and their tragedy.

People did you NOT read this article??? She gave her permission to use the image…which was shot back in JULY and she is merely allowing them to use it! I think it was nice of GAP to ask and nice of Jennifer to stick to her commitments and also to show that, despite this terrible tragedy, that life continues to move on. I am sometimes amazed at the stupidity and small mindedness of people who comment on this site!!!

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