“Precious” actress Gabourey Sidibe responded to the fashion critics and Twitter users who slammed her Golden Globes red carpet look and made fun of her weight on social media on Sunday night.
She may have been the butt of the jokes after surprising everyone with her dress on the red carpet, but Sidibe made sure she got the last laugh.
After checking out some of the hurtful comments, gifs and memes that were aimed at how she looked in her fitted red carpet gown, Sidibe took to Twitter to give her haters a reality check.
“To people making mean comments about my GG pics, I mos def cried about it on that private jet on my way to my dream job last night,” she tweeted along with the hashtag #JK, which means “just kidding.”
The response earned thousands of favorites and retweets within minutes.
Her “dream” career is still going strong, with her name connected to “American Horror Story: Coven,” “Gravy” with Sarah Silverman, “Life Partners” with Leighton Meester and “White Bird In a Blizzard” with Shailene Woodley.
Sidibe has taken Hollywood by storm as she has seen an incredible amount of success as a larger woman, despite the acting industry’s obsession with thin women.
The 30-year-old actress hit the red carpet in a dress that wasn’t expected from her, due to the unspoken rules for big girls on the red carpet.
For years, stars who don’t have flawless figures have been slammed if they dared to hit the red carpet in anything other than a princess dress that cinched around the bust and featured loose-fitting, flowing fabric that hid their curves.
Well, Sidibe had enough of that, and she hit the carpet in a fitted pear-colored gown instead.
In the midst of the mean comments criticizing Sidibe, there were some social media users who fully embraced her decision not to let her weight dictate what she wore on the red carpet.
The look has also sparked debate via social media regarding where embracing plus-sized curves should end and showing concern for a healthy lifestyle should begin.