Sidibe Talks ‘Vanity Fair’ Debacle

Published by Clay Cane on Friday, February 19, 2010 at 11:24 am.

STIL0053The lack of diversity on the recent Vanity Fair cover confused people across the board.  Considering Hollywood can’t help but deny that Black stars are bankable and even worthy of historic Oscar nods, some color was missing.  Well, don’t expect Gabourey Sidibe to get too worked up, she was interviewed inside the magazine, but kept it classy in an interview with Access Hollywood:

“At first I thought, ‘Hmm, should I be there?  Then I very quickly got over it. I think if I were a part of that shoot I would have felt a little left out anyway.”

Had she been chosen to appear on the March cover, the Oscar nominated actress questioned if she would have even fit in.

“I would have felt a little like… whether or not I should have been there,” the 26-year-old explained. “[It] doesn’t matter, because I wasn’t on it and I’m excited to be mentioned anywhere, and it doesn’t matter to me where I’m not mentioned.”

She added, “I mean, I come from a world where I’m not on covers and I’m not in magazines at all. And so I was happy to be in the magazine.”

“It was a long transition,” she said. “I’m just grateful that I am there because so many people go through this — beautiful people, gorgeous people — don’t feel it, don’t feel as if they’re gorgeous and I think it’s really sad and I’m glad that I happen to be one of the people who does feel [it].”

Kudos to Gabourey! We look forward to seeing her shine Oscar night — hopefully she gets Justin Timberlake or Anthony Mackie as a date!


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Jarrett Goer Said on

Gabourey Sidibe is amazing!! foret vanity fair, lol she is nominated for a freaking oscar, congrads Gabourey and keep your head up!!

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