It would take me a while to figure out what to write.
After listening to clips of Sidibe is nothing if not a comedian herself, something that also came through over our phone conversation. And my friend was like, ‘You could write this but not publish it. So how I would start the story would usually come in the oddest of places... And even when you tell the truth, it’s through a filter of yourself. And I hope it doesn’t hurt you or upset your truth. No.’ is just a numbers game and I can’t fucking play it anymore. It’s not even a smelationship [Yes, she made that word up]. It’s hard."I looked up one day and I realized that everyone I hang out with is either a woman of color or a gay man. And then I did that and I realized that I don’t want any new friends.
She should have gotten the Best Actress award because she's never going to have another shot. [Sidibe supporter] Oprah [is] another liar, a filthy liar... I dont see him giving jobs out to anybody so why should we care what he says?
She's telling an enormous woman the size of a planet that she's going to have a career. Sidibe's mom Alice Tan Ridley's response, (via Facebook): "He can see, you can see, I can see Gabby is a big girl. He might not hire her, but someone else will."The controversial Elle cover: The September 2010 cover of Elle's 25th Anniversary issue, featuring a close-up of Sidibe, came under fire for a number of reasons.
So that was my biggest concern."Do you come from a family that believes in not “airing your dirty laundry”? And if it’s too much you can pull back.’ And I pulled back a bit.
“I really couldn’t even think of that because I had a lot of shit to work out. But I had to [write down] a lot of things, because they were useful. I’m a person who is of some level of emotional intelligence and I was clogged in a lot of ways. I needed to allow myself to do that."Black people and dirty laundry is a very real thing.