Yet again body shaming is all over the media, the very beautiful Gabourey Sidibe from the hit TV show Empire has been attacked by trolls online because of a love scene that has recently been aired. This is a topic that I have talked about openly on thecurvaceousvegan.com especially because I have been subjected to body shaming, so it is something that is incredibly close to my heart. Previously I have spoken about body shaming here, here and here.
During her recent scene which aired it was a love scene and a very intimate moment between Gabourey Sidibe’s character Becky Williams and her romantic interest MC J Poppa.
After that scene was aired, all of a sudden there was a huge backlash because of one particular scene, there are definitely some disgusting things that were said about her for example some of the quotes I have found:
#Empire the moment Precious had a sex scene but you can’t get no text back
Becky got a man but I’m still single #Empire
People continued to add fuel to the fire, throughout the episode the hate continued, people added on to say things like “they’ve gone too far now” with the episode, but how did they come to that conclusion? Why all of a sudden has someone decided that if 2 people are in love, how can they not share an intimate moment together?
Personally I don’t understand why there has been such a backlash for Gabourey, I think it is disgusting the way that she has been talked about. I have looked back at it, and honestly I think she looks incredible, she is an absolutely beautiful lady and an incredible actress, why would someone even think of saying something like that?
I was always told as a child that you should treat people the way that you would want to be treated so surely no one would ever want to be treated the way that Gabourey Sidibe has been? Everyone should feel beautiful every day of the week, every moment and just because she is plus size, why does that automatically mean that she shouldn’t be allowed to share an intimate moment with someone she was in love with?
Gabourey did however release a statement about the love scene:
Also, yes. I, a plus sized, dark-skinned woman, had a love scene on primetime television. I had the most fun ever filming that scene even though I was nervous. But I felt sexy and beautiful and I felt like I was doing a good job. I’m very proud of the work we all did to make that scene a great opening for the episode. I keep hearing people that are “hating” on it. I’m not sure how anyone could hate on love but that’s okay. You may have your memes. Honestly, I’m at work too busy to check Twitter anyway. #Booked. Hope you enjoy next week’s show!
She should never have had to speak out about her scene, people should have just enjoyed the fact that someone was on screen with someone they loved, having an intimate moment, just because she is plus size doesn’t change the person that she is.
Do you know the saddest thing ever? This is the second time that Gabourey has been fat shamed. Last year at the Golden Globes she wore an incredible dress, it was a gold kind of dress, it was floor length and stunning but yet people still felt the need to to compare this beautiful lady to a condom or even worse ‘the chubby ghost from Casper’. It absolutely disgusts me when I see this, for heavens sake she is a beautiful lady, she didn’t look like a ghost from Casper, she wore an incredible dress, she showed off her stunning body and celebrated with friends from the industry!
Let’s Stop Body Shaming
As someone who has spoken out many times against body shaming, I think it is important for people to understand that there is more than just one way to be beautiful. Just because you’re plus size, does that automatically mean that you’re not allowed to feel beautiful? That there is only one size of beauty? You can be big or small, young or old, have any colour eyes, have any colour skin, be from any background, believe in any religion, either way you are beautiful. No one should ever make you feel different either, in this world we are all unique, beautiful, funny, interesting and we all have a lot to learn from each other, rather than tearing each other down at every possible moment we should support each other and help each other to achieve the best of our abilities!