Monday, November 30, 2009

The Ironic Consequence Of "Precious" - Jet Black, Obese Black Females Included In Celebrity Fashions?

Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe - the star of the movie "Precious" has been receiving media notice as a result of the popular though controversial film.

In the video segment above Ms Sidibe joins the ranks of actress Eva Mendez on the red carpet.

After years of panning the promotion of the "Eurocentric" standard of beauty":

  • Light Skin
  • Long Hair
  • Keen Nose and Thin Lips
  • Slender Body Shape
Ms Sidibe is inserted upon the stage wearing dresses from top rated fashion designers.

The real question that remains for me is:  "Will the film's critics be willing to accept the presence of this 'non-traditional' image IF her own personal dignity and grace outdistances their biased views of what is beautiful?

We are on a different area here.   They attacked the movie's depiction of this young Black girl.  "Disheveled", "Pouting", "Slothful", Prone To Fighting".

Now let us see if these same critics can deal with the fully formed personality of Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe.
I will withhold my judgments but will keep my eye out.

There was an actress named "Hattie McDaniels" who tread in this space years ago.

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