Gabourey Sidibe: Image vs. Talent


Academy Award–nominee Gabourey Sidibe has folks buzzing, but not about her newfound screen success as the star of "Precious." Instead, tongues are wagging about the young woman's dire need to shed quite a few pounds.

According to TMZ, the 26-year-old was recently approached by a weight loss company and offered a year's supply of their product, so that she could not only lose the weight to improve her image but to save her life.

Acai Supply sent Sidibe a letter, detailing how the actress should prove all of the naysayers (i.e., Howard Stern) wrong and lose weight, so that she could have a bright future in Hollywood as an actress. If your not familiar with what Howard Stern said the Sirius radio shock jock, seems to still have his eye on one particular nominee, and not in a good way. On his show Monday, Stern and co-host Robin Quivers had mouthful to say about 'Precious' star and Best Actress Oscar nominee Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibie's future in Hollywood.

"There's the most enormous, fat black chick I've ever seen. She is enormous. Everyone's pretending she's a part of show business and she's never going to be in another movie," Stern said. "She should have gotten the Best Actress award, because she's never going to have another shot. What movie is she gonna be in?"

Although Sidibe, 26, does have a new Showtime series 'The C Word' and a big-screen appearance opposite Zoe Kravitz in the drama 'Yelling to the Sky,' lined up, there is truth in Stern's words. This might get a lot women upset, but if we're honest, the source of anger isn't really from what Stern said, but how he said it.

So this company claims that Acai Supply products are chock-full of antioxidants and nutrients and have helped their clients achieve a healthier life that is full of energy and vitality. Acai Supply has only one stipulation, though: after Sidibe loses the weight, they would like her to give the public a "glowing testimony" of their products.

Do you think she should take the offer?


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