Grammy-winner Jennifer Hudson has amassed huge success since her stint on “American Idol” 13 years ago. But all the hit singles and award wins don’t exclude her from experiencing racism.
“There have been several situations where I get on a plane and [the flight attendant] assumes that I’m [meant to be] in the back of the plane,” “The Voice” judge explained to Cosmopolitan UK for its February issue. “That happens a lot. I’m like ‘No, my seat is up there [in first class], thank you.'”
And the racism issue doesn’t just follow her as she travels outside her home — she experiences bigotry inside her home too.
“People also assume that my home belongs to my white driver, Charles,” she added. “One time, I was having something moved into my house and they wanted to know where to put it. I said, ‘There.’ [The removal man] just stood there. When Charles came in, he asked him, ‘So where would you like these things?’ Charles said, ‘She said she wanted it right there. You’re talking to the wrong person.’