Jessica Simpson Defends Gabourey Sidibe From Howard Stern's Backlash


Jessica Simpson Defends Gabourey Sidibe From Howard Stern's Backlash


Jessica Simpson has now waded into Gabourey Sidibe weight debat following Howard Stern's offensive comments, calling his statements 'disrespectful'.

Jessica Simpson has become the latest star to wade into the debate over Gabourey Sidibe's weight after Howard Stern urged the portly Precious star to seek help - the singer has called the DJ's comments "disrespectful". Stern sparked an outcry after he labeled the Oscar-nominee "the most enormous, fat black chick I've ever seen" and claimed she will struggle to secure any more roles in Hollywood because of her size.

The shock jock also urged Sidibe to seek help because "obesity" is a life-threatening condition. Sidibe's mum, Alice Tan Ridley, subsequently slammed the DJ for his unkind comments, and Whoopi Goldberg urged Stern to focus on Sidibe's acting not her dress size. And now Simpson, who was criticized in the press for her own weight struggles in 2009, has spoken out - insisting Stern shouldn't have taken aim at Sidibe over such a personal issue.

She tells E! Online, "I'm actually surprised somebody had the cojones to say that. I just think that's really disrespectful. It's unfortunate because she walked the red carpet at the Oscars and she owned it. She was beautiful. There was no denying that she did not think she was the most beautiful person on that red carpet. She was just owning that moment for herself. She had such confidence and I absolutely 100 per cent think she could get anything in the world that she wants."

© AceShowbiz.com


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    dan
    Mar 17, 2010

    Mum, da, what kind of language are you speaking? Go back to Africa.

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    Fat Man
    Mar 17, 2010

    He said the truth, the thing that everyone wants to say. Can't speak your mind in this environment anymore. The movie was great, her acting was phenomenal. The role required her to be unhealthy. She has prospered from her obesity but if she expects to live a long life she really should make a change in her life.

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    proud mary
    Mar 16, 2010

    da grace and i love me came from her rays as she came down da carpet more then i can say about howard i when i think of u i think of a dumb ass mop!

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    lara a
    Mar 16, 2010

    the truth they say is bitter. let's not deceive ourselves, the girl needs help and the earlier the better for her. i am in the health field and i know what it means to look like that. i know she cannot tie her own shoe lace not to talk of see what it looks like in-between her legs. she doesn't need to feel bad. we will contineu to encourage her in the process of her weight loss and hopefully, things work out her way. it can be hard and difficult but with determination, gabby, you will make.remember, people will continue to critisize you, make fun of you, but don't worry. remain focussed and God will help you. i will rwmember you in my prayers.

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    good heart
    Mar 16, 2010

    Why don't you allow this young lady to be, she loves herself, and that's all that matters for now, and if there is any reason in future for her to loose the weight, then she can. I think it is very disrespectul for anyone to sat ugly things like this, you never know tomorrow you can be in a worse situation.

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    jl12007
    Mar 16, 2010

    Why hasn't he said anything about James Gandolfini?

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    beno
    Mar 16, 2010

    Howard stern mouth is unbridled!

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    bitchmagee
    Mar 16, 2010

    Howard Stern is not pleasant to look at either. Hollywoods double standards are deafing. HS is sexist and his porch monkey co host Robin is just as bad. He wouldn't tell Jack Black to lose some weight.

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    no howard
    Mar 16, 2010

    Howard you suck and your a tall retard who earns a living being dumb you have never had any class your just a loser with a tiny private part and you could not lick the red carpet fragments off that girls shoes you loser drop dead

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    loasporter23
    Mar 16, 2010

    please, the girl is obese, unhealthy and not pretty to look at. Lets be honest.

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    BLargh
    Mar 16, 2010

    Someone needs to tell howard stern that the jew fro only looks good on Slash....I mean damn even peter frampton got the memo He's an ass I can't stand him

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    prettygirltoo
    Mar 16, 2010

    What can you expect from a man who has absolutely no class or respect for other people. What an idiot!

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    prettygirltoo
    Mar 16, 2010

    Howard can you drop dead or something? People are so sick of your disrespectful, idiotic comments about other people! You get some help by looking for class (if you know what that is).

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    upoorbabyu
    Mar 16, 2010

    Hello Howard, hello? hello? Is there anyone home? I just don't get it, how can it make u feel so good to make someone so sweet feel bad. Look in the mirror, sweetie, u r no f--in prize, is anyone asking u to make a movie?ha, I didn;t think so... Everybody forgets u until u do or say something really stupid to draw attention to yourself...

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    Princess Denise
    Mar 16, 2010

    One of the most sickening and disgraceful things a Man or Woman can do to another person is show lack of Respect and Self Worth. In this world... God Loves Fat, Skinny, Rich and the Poor... He loves people God Loves people that are Intelligent and iliterate and he also loves Racists, Fools and people with Garbage in their Mouth and Heart...If I was God, I would slap the face of Howard Stern for hurting and disgracing another Human being.. like he always does...He will get his just reward one day soon if he keeps living

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    K. Star
    Mar 16, 2010

    No one is denying the fact that she's overweight, but Stern made those comments simply to poke fun at her, and he is now trying to save himself by saying that he's concerned for her health. Howard, you're not fooling anybody, so just admit that you used her weight as an excuse to make jokes about her. Obesity is an epidemic in this country, but I think it's up to Gabby and her medical advisers to come up with the best solution for HER health.

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    socalpugilist
    Mar 16, 2010

    Has the world gone mad. I realize that we live in a society where 7 or 10 people are overweight or obese, but supportive messages are delusional. The fact that she is healthy on the inside, which is great, does not override the fact that she is terribly unhealthy on the outside. She is clinically obese by a large margin...no pun intended....and inherently, that is not healthy in so many ways. "Owning it" does not obscure this fact, just as "owning" that you're a deadbeat dad or a pathological liar does not make it right. She should make changes.

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    katwoman
    Mar 16, 2010

    The only reason she should lose weight is for health reasons. I thought she looked beautiful at the Oscars and I admire her confidence and talent. She will go far WHETHER OR NOT she loses weight!

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    deb557
    Mar 16, 2010

    on second thought-- howard, you dumb f#ck! I can't stand looking at you, listening to you, or anything about you! who do you think you are judging anybody? and no, I am not overweight (or ugly, or whatever), which is beside the point- or not. My point is that any opinion you and your dumb f#ck, jackass followers have is of no consequence to the vast majority of the people with a brain and a heart.

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    reg g
    Mar 16, 2010

    may god bless him!

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    JR2
    Mar 16, 2010

    You all are crazy. He's right, she is morbidly obese and she should not be embraced. Otherwise people feel it is okay to lack self discipline get fat and then diabetes...ooh how beatiful!

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    deb557
    Mar 16, 2010

    howard stern is a jackass. this isn't what I'd like to post, but I'm trying to be polite!

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