Sunday, December 20, 2009

Precious Star Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe Likely To Trigger A Shake Up Of "Acceptable Black Images" In Hollywood

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I called this one out early. Actress Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe has carried herself with grace and dignity in all of the interviews that I have seen with her. She appears to be an honorable person with a good character.

There are some who believe that she is:
  • Too Black
  • Too Obese
  • Too Unattractive  
to be a featured actress in Hollywood.

Ironically after decades of attacks upon the lack of access of Black females in entertainment and, when some did break through the image of the "video Black girl".  She had long hair, light skin and keen features.  She often was seen as the "eye candy" next to the rapper who was peddling his car, his jewelry and his crib.

Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe threatens to up-end all of this.

What this threatens to expose among Black people are the people who have fought to get Black images access into the entertainment media - just not THIS TYPE OF Black woman.  All along we had assumed that they were driving diversity when in truth they merely were seeking to impose their own type of exclusionary preference.

I will be the first to tell you that the obesity of Sidibe and Monique is problematic.  I don't support the idea of seeking to glorify obesity by making people feel good about a condition that is unhealthy.  I think there is a greater need to focus upon the health risks and help others to downsize.

With all of that said I plan to defend Ms Sidibe against the attacks that will come IF she is so blessed to receive an Oscar award.

She was picked to play a specific part.  She did an excellent job at this.
We can't allow people to carry out their agenda at her expense.

1 comment:

(im)perfect_black ☥☥☥ said...

Perhaps. but i cast "Precious" in the same stereotypical lot as "Monsters Ball." Halle Berry is considered "attractive" by many folks. kzs