I’m hoping we can have a conversation about Gabourey Sidibe’s fashion/styling without making judgement on her health. You girls already know I’m passionate about plus size fitness and we all know that healthy living is a process that doesnt happen over night but don’t you think we all deserve to look good wherever we are on our health journey? None of us should “wait on our weight” in order to start dressing like the knockouts that we are.
That being said… why can’t won’t they let Gabourey Sidibe be great??
Seeing the photos of Gabourey on the red carpet, followed by the photos of her original dress really broke my heart which leads me to a few questions that I’m hoping you can help me with. Watch the video and catch more of my thoughts below:
Most of us have gone through some sort of teasing and bullying as a Plus Size Princess (I know I have!) so I understand the instinct to protect and defend her. Hearing people tear down her fashion sense might feel like picking on the fat girl all over again and I get it, the +size community has come too far to let that slide. But there is a huge difference between a fashion/styling issue and a body politics issue. This is a fashion issue and I think its totally fair to encourage plus size celebrities to look their best.
I also think its important to question why she’s constantly being styled in a way that overshadows her talent and beauty. I mean, if she walked the red carpet in a slam-dunk fabulous dress with perfect hair and makeup we’d be so busy talking about how great she looks and then we probably wouldn’t even have time to discuss her weight… hmmm wouldn’t that be awesome!