White men must be bored. Suddenly, a selection of white men are tripping all over themselves to declare Gabuorey Sidibe's acting career dead before it even really gets started. Ugly and hateful Howard Stern, who obviously knows an east target when he sees one, teed off on Ms. Sidibe in the most disgusting manner possible with a great deal of assistance from his long-time sidekick mammy, Robin "I was fat too, but don't talk about that now" Quivers.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Now, Howard Stern is Howard Stern. A cowardly jackass trying to remain important to the mainstream media after running off to private radio. I had completely forgot about his bitch ass and so had a lot of other people. And the VERY funny thing is that Howard Stern knows it. That's why he attacked Gabuorey Sidibe, he knew it would put him back in the spotlight for a few seconds.
The part that bothered me was how quickly random white male commenters felt the need to agree with him. Not to mention blogger/journalist Kevin Broccoli who bent over backwards to say that he didn't agree with Stern, but then proceeded to dismantle Gabuorey's career and character in the same fashion with kinder wording. Further, Broccoli went on to smash the careers of several other black actors without providing much context for why he thought the careers of these particular folks were considered faltering.
I just don't get it. Why are folks working sooooooooo hard to hate? Why can't they let Sidibe enjoy her whirlwind, fairytale year? Why does it matter to them if she has an acting career or not? If she chooses to lose weight or not, that's her business, not anyone else's. If she chooses to pursue acting or not, that's her business, not anyone else's. Also, since she has already landed a couple of new parts already, I think the question of her acting career not continuing has already been answered in her favor. And if acting doesn't work, she can go back and finish college. She can do anything she wants, she has worked hard and she has earned it. This young lady's future is quite bright.