Gabourey Sidibe: 'It Doesn't Matter' That I Was Left Off 'Vanity Fair' Cover! Do You Agree?

Wed, February 17, 2010 1:05pm EST by 3 Comments
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Gabby Sidibe says she would have felt very left out — even if she HAD been included on the cover of Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue!

Oscar nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe was included in Vanity Fair magazine’s Hollywood Issue, out this month.  But, she was NOT included on the cover! The cover featured nine women, all of around the same age (young), size (thin), and ethnicity (white) — and Gabourey was not one of them.

The actress tells Access Hollywood, “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.” But she admits: “At first I thought, ‘Hmm, should I be there [on the cover]? 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.”

In a sea of pale wisps like Kristen Stewart, Carey Mulligan, Abbie Cornish, Amanda Seyfried and Anna Kendrick, Gabourey says, ““I would have felt a little like … whether or not I should have been there. [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.”

But, Gabby, a huge part of us wants to say it DOES matter! We need to celebrate diversity in Hollywood and you are the perfect example of a wonderful actress who doesn’t fit the mold.  Then again, it doesn’t REALLY matter what Vanity Fair says — you are still nominated for an Oscar!

What do you think, BFFs? Does it matter that Gabourey was left off the cover – or not?

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Posted at 2:25 AM on May 11, 2010  

of corse it matters. this just probs that they care about selling magazine that give space to the real talent. Abbie cornish, Kristen stewart, amanda seindfrieng have never get a performance like the one that gabby have in precius. she was an oscar nominee. in my opinion of all the girls that are on the issue the only ones that deserve it was Anna Kendric and Carey mulligan

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Posted at 1:30 PM on February 20, 2010  

I think it’s disgusting Vanity Fair left Gabourey off the cover. This issue is about talented young up and coming actresses, and she gave an amazing performance in Precious and was basically ignored. It is blantent that the fact that she is African-American and obese is what cost her the cover. And just look at that cover, all the girls are white, and all are under a size 6. It’s revolting that there is absolutely no diversity on that cover. I for one am boycotting this Vanity Fair issue and future ones!

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Posted at 1:49 PM on February 17, 2010  

It does matter! America is consisted of many ethnicities and sizes. No matter what Vanity Fair or any magazine shows, we are a diversed nation. It’s time to make Hollywood accountable for their actions and messages they send to people. It’s not okay!

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