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Gabourey Sidibe Gets to Work on Oscars 2014 Red Carpet!

Gabourey Sidibe Gets to Work on Oscars 2014 Red Carpet!

Gabourey Sidibe gets all dolled up in a purple dress on the red carpet at the 2014 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (March 2) in Hollywood.

The 30-year-old American Horror Story actress posted a picture on her Twitter account of her Oscars backstage pass, which labeled her as a presenter.

“Going to work,” Gabourey captioned the picture.

Make sure to watch the 2014 Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, airing RIGHT NOW on ABC!

FYI: Gabourey is wearing a Theia dress, Forevermark jewels, and Dionea Orcini earrings.

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# 1

i’m trying to not come across as catty but anyone this size cannot be healthy. i would hate to think how high her blood pressure or blood sugar is.

# 2

Howard Stern turned out to be correct…she is too fat, too black, and well…anyways, what roles was she offered since playing a pathetic character in Precious? Horrible. I wish Hollywood stop parading her around making a fool of her. And she is just too big…she can’t even open her eyes…

# 3

what does her blood sugar have to with her being on the red carpet? get your life!

# 4

@Danielle: She’s actually doing very well in American Horror Story. Sooo you are actually wrong.

# 5

She is a role model for girls…..that is what the problem is….she isn’t going to live long. That is sad, that young girls are looking up to her.

# 6

It’s amazing how many people applaud this woman’s weight, but if she were anorexic, would disparage her.

# 7

All the other woman on the red carpet with their bones sticking out can’t be that healthy, I don’t understand what that has to do with their career though. Stop commenting on others bodies and worry about your own.

# 8

i like her makeup. she looks very nice.

# 9

I am sorry she looks so gross. Morbid obesity at its finest…
Oh and did I mention, I hate what an arrogant full of herself woman she is.

I am all for positive body image, and accepting yourself. But waddling around looking like a giant lard balloon that’s about to burst and pretending that’s ok is just wrong. What a horrible role model for young fans…

I don’t want to see people like that on screen, or stage… Here I said it!

siennagold @ 03/03/2014 at 12:46 am

The dress looks good on her but she needs to lose weight for her own health.

Anyone knows if she has diabetes?

she looks like she is about to pop

@Danielle: its is unhealthy but she’s on two TV shows

Saying she is “too BLACK” is just shallow and wrong….I do agree she is too big. It’s nice that she is having some success, but she looks extremely uncomfortable in her skin, and I doubt she feels as good about herself as she pretends. Confidence is always a good thing, first and foremost, but there are limits to how overweight we should allow ourselves. Her excessive weight will become more and more of an issue as she gets older, if it hasn’t already. Nobody can maintain that much a size eating healthy and exercising, unless she has other health issues.

I am a heavy set person also, and for one I do not have diabetes. It really is none of anyone’s business. Yes, I agree for her health she should try to lose some weight. But, really people…… she was at the Oscar’s! We were not! And she is making probably better money than most of us. So, I would keep the negative comments to yourselves!!!

D@Danielle: you are an ignorant prick

Stan Redman @ 03/03/2014 at 3:26 pm

Her weight is too much. She looks like she can barely breathe. Anyone who truly cared would not defend her by saying it’s just the way she is when she is dying right in front of us. It’s akin to an alcoholic walking around with a bottle. And American Horror Story is hardly a role where she will be taken seriously.

Well, I know someone who’s the size of Gabourey, turned out she (the person I know) was having a hormon issue and could not be cured that is why she turned out to be the way she did. So try not to judge Gabourey, it may just be that she did nothing to support her becoming this size and it’s an issue she was born with.
That said, every time Gabourey wears something that shows her arm it’s just awful, because no matter what, she’s not looking healthy (even if that “healthy” is more of a socially accepted meaning of the word.) But in this dress, she actually looks ok on the pics, both colour and – on the photos – the shape, and she was smart to cover her arms which look deformed. Sadly when she walked past behind an interview during the Red Carpet stuff and she walked like a duck carrying all this weight, slowly, lifting the weight from one side to the other – and it’s sad that she’s recognisable from THAT walk, out of all things.
But like someone said she’s doing OK in her career and that’s good, it shows that not everyone is judging her based on the looks, some people actually gave a shot to her because of talent presumably. not because of looks.

I saw the movie “Precious” and enjoyed it and her performance….albeit not an easy film to watch and “enjoy”.

But come on. This girl is getting close to morbidly obese. She needs to drop 100lbs sooner than later or her life will be cut short or she’ll be plagued with health problems if she is not already. Not to mention she’ll undoubtedly feel a lot better.

It’s not about being comforable in your own skin. This woman is dangerously overweight and shouldn’t flaunt it or put it in any positive light.

“Heavy set”. I think not. That’s an American telling themselves they’re not fat. Wake up people. The rest of the world laughs at how fat we are.

She’s beyond obese. She’s beyond morbidly obese.

“Hormone problems”. No , hypothyroidism doesn’t cause this degree of obesity. Prader Willie ?? I doubt it.

She may not have diabetes . Not all fat people develop metabolic syndrome and diabetes .

She just plain eats too much. I feel sorry for her.

@Brooklyn:

It’s people like her who are driving up our healthcare costs, believe it or not people who are Gabourey’s size and unhealthiness effects all of us. The health problems that come with being this large only exacerbate with age, and we all pay for it. She may not be seeing many of the problems now while she’s still young, other than appearing unsightly, but she will If she doesn’t do something about it.

You’re also being very hyperbolic in trying to compare all the other stars “with their bones sticking out”. The skinny equivalent to Gabourey would not be Angelina or a VS model, Gabourey is morbidly obese, the skinny equivalent would be someone who is legitimately severely underweight (anorexia and bulimia are eating disorders, not descriptors for one’s size). I can’t even think of anyone famous who would fit that description, maybe Winehouse just before she died?

Gabourey Sidibe is a role model because she is a fantastic actress. But why does she always have to be a body image role model? For more, go to body image blog Jug Report: http://wp.me/p3INSa-dv

nissinphilli @ 04/02/2014 at 4:12 pm

@Heather: News-flash: U r being catty, I’m quite sure that this young lady knows that her weight, may bring about some health issues, but this is not about her size, it is about her “working the Oscars!” R u hating, cause she’s WORKING and your triflin butt, ISN’T………………………

nissinphilli @ 04/02/2014 at 4:21 pm

@Danielle: DOES the wordS stupid and cruel, come 2 mind, when U look at yourself in the MIRROR…. I don’t know what size / color U R, but I can tell by your words that your heart is GREEEEEEEEEEEEN W / ENVY, says a size 8 BLACK woman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nissinphilli @ 04/02/2014 at 4:31 pm

@Kiki: Btw, u don’t have 2 watch this young lady; afterall, u may want 2 hit the books anyway, I guess she got the role, because, what she was able 2 read for the part and u weren’t able to do so. Stop hating……

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