Gabourey Sidibe Tweets Best Comeback Ever

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(CNN) — Walking the red carpet is basically like walking a tightrope in front of your harshest critics, but Gabourey Sidibe has handled hers with class.

The 30-year-old “American Horror Story: Coven” star received nasty tweets about her appearance after she arrived at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, with some viewers taking offense to her shimmering floor-length gown.

The reactions ranged from sarcastic “is she pregnant?” tweets to demands for Sidibe’s stylist to do better.

“Clearly Gabby’s stylist doesn’t like her and has no problem stealing her money,” said one observer.

“I love Gabby Sidibe but she looked like the GLOBE at the Golden Globes,” said another. “Who thought this was okay?” inquired a third, who included the hashtags “ImSurprisedSheCouldFitInTheFrame” and “#IThinkSheAteTheGoldenGlobes.”

Sidibe caught wind of her haters after the show, and sent out a tweet that was quickly crowned The Globes Tweet that Won The Internet:

“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. #JK”

Obviously, she nailed it. The subsequent response to her smart, classy takedown has been just as positive as those initial dress-related tweets were negative, and has likely introduced a slew of newbies to her wit.

“Yay! Everyone is so wonderful and supportive of my shade! This might be a problem down the line,” Sidibe tweeted. “Thank you! #notmyjetthough #imnotthatfancy”

(For her fans, Sidibe’s response is pretty typical — they’re used to her hilarity by now. “I seriously just busted my a** while boarding this plane but no one saw me!!! I feel like I’ve been given a second chance at life,” she tweeted on January 4. “My underwear hurts….. Need more booze. Send help!” she joked on the night of the Globes.)

This isn’t the first time that Sidibe has had to weather very public comments about her body.

After she was nominated for an Oscar in 2010 with Lee Daniels’ “Precious,” the conversation quickly turned to whether a woman of her ethnicity and shape could even find additional work in Hollywood.

Sidibe’s nonverbal response? Keeping the roles rolling in.


  • Hazel

    Ah, Jim and Sue. You are both think you are so funny when in reality, you are ignorant, mean, haters, bullies, and obviously classless.

  • Allison

    Sue…so what’s your point? She’s fat. Does that mean she’s stupid? Does that mean she’s of less value? Does that mean she shouldn’t be seen in movies? In public? What exactly does your remark about her weight mean?

  • Hazel

    Are we all not grossly something? Grossly uneducated. Grossly poor. Grossly uncaring about other people. Grossly republican. Grossly democrat. Grossly rude. Grossly alcoholic. Grossly anxious. Grossly dirty. Grossly anorexic. Grossly hoarders. Again, what’s the point?

    • SoSueMe

      The point is all of you in a huff over the fact an anonymous poster comments she’s fat…means it must be hitting to close to home. Oh Hazel, you left out grossly unhealthy, because she’s grossly fat..

  • Hazel

    You, Sue, are the one huffing. You’re the one who took time out of your life to make the first comment. An anonymous comment. I’m not sure why it matters so much to you.

    • SoSueMe

      I’m not in a huff at all. I just made an obvious comment. She’s fat! You on the other hand have had your oversized breeches in a wad because I made a true statement. It really doesn’t matter to me. You it seems to. She your twin sister?

  • Damon

    SoSueMe…..”Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. (Matthew 7:1, 2 NASB)

  • Hazel

    So now you’re calling me fat? That’s funny. I’m done with this conversation. Perhaps you should continue it in a therapist’s office, Sue.

  • Gina B

    The point is “SoSueMe” has to hide behind a fake name to say what it wants to. What’s worse than making the “fat” statement is the fact that Sue has to HIDE behind a fake name to SAY the “fat” statement. If you’re going to say it, say it loud and say it proud. I have no respect for fools that want to cast stones…behind bushes.

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