What people — women especially — wear to awards shows is now so easily absorbed, dissected, and snap-judged in 140 characters. Predictably, people indulged in a round of body-shaming, and concern trolls commented on Sidibe’s weight and health.
This morning, Sidibe, who currently stars in American Horror Story: Coven, addressed those who found the need to shame, and put everything in perspective:
Proof that Gabby Sidibe was the real winner of last night's Golden Globes: pic.twitter.com/Ke2xSn2wDr— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) January 13, 2014
This isn’t the first time she’s had to fend off trolls. Last fall, fans of American Horror Story ridiculed Sidibe on Twitter after an episode of the show. Many viewers were surprised and even offended that she didn’t attempt to lose weight to fit the mold of every other actress on television. How rude of her to not conform to outdated standards of beauty.
She also had a good zinger last night, which many women will understand:
My underwear hurts..... Need more booze. Send help! #GoldenGIobes— Gabourey Sidibe (@GabbySidibe) January 13, 2014
Put ‘em on blast, Gabby.
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