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?