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Weight Loss Company Targets Gabourey Sidibe

3/15/2010 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A weight loss company claims "Precious" star Gabourey Sidibe shouldn't be worried about her appearance ... but rather her health.

Gabourey Sidibe

AcaiSupply.com
is reaching out to the Oscar nominated star, noting that obesity is a "major epidemic" in the U.S. and they want to help her fight what they call "this terrible affliction."

The company is offering her a one year supply of the product in return for an endorsement -- provided she loses weight.

The CEO wrote a letter to Sidibe, urging her, "The only way you can reach your goal of someday winning that Oscar is by being active, fit, and most of all, healthy!"

A rep for Sidibe could not be reached for comment.

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46.

Shanna    

All you people that say she shouldn't lose the weight should have to change bodies with her- hahahahaaaaaaa

1626 days ago
47.

jm    

Jenny Craig seems like it would be more fun and profitable!!!

1626 days ago
48.

SERIOUSLY!!!    

I find it funny that immediately following TMZ's 'report' on G Sidibe this 'Sponsored Link' appears:
"Sponsored Links Acai Berry EXPOSED?

Discover The Shocking Truth Behind Acai Berry Diet. (Official Report) ConsumersHealthReports.com"


A strange coinsidence? OR is TMZ rubbing elbows with the big guys? (wish I had one of TMZ's 'vote' link for THAT question!)



1626 days ago
49.

northern gypsy    


ummm...i question the motive of this weight loss company
in other words...getting their brand in the news...
having said that...i agree it's a HEALTH issue...
also...let's get real...if you love your craft...your limiting your roles

1626 days ago
50.

capt andy    

if this girl was a white bitch you all would be in love with her and she would have won the academy award like she should have..i am so tired of afro americans getting the short end of the stick and all you white people coming out on top of the situation.this isnt fair and thank god for rev sharpton looking out for us and keeping things fair.or as fair as they can be.we have made this country what it is and you white people keep messing things up for us.the governement is trying to say its sorry by sending us check every month in unemployment insurance and welfare so we can by food for our families but the checks are not enough to buy healthy foods so we buy junk food.every time i turn around some white people are messing things up for us.if this girl was a size 9 she wouldnt be famous or nothing but because she is a size 25 she is fampous for being fat and peopole making chicken and ribs jokes its just not fair its not her fault for bin fat ,its the white peoples fault .

1626 days ago
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What?    

For the person who implied that if she doesn't lose the weight, she will only land maids and underdog roles. When Oprah, Kristy Allen, and Queen Latifah and Monique, to name a few, have been able to be successful in spite of being overweight. They like other plus sized men and women have made in based on their confident and talent. Also, movies normally reflexs the lives of every day people. Perhaps you haven't notice that in the real world people comes in all sizes and look differently too. Personally I can't relate to a movie whereby everyone looks "picture perfect." For health reasons, I think she should consider loosing weight; however, I am sure she has had this discussion with family, friends and her doctor before and knows the potential health risk. When and if she choses is up to her.

1626 days ago
52.

What?    

60. if this girl was a white bitch you all would be in love with her and she would have won the academy award like she should have..i am so tired of afro americans getting the short end of the stick and all you white people coming out on top of the situation.this isnt fair and thank god for rev sharpton looking out for us and keeping things fair.or as fair as they can be.we have made this country what it is and you white people keep messing things up for us.the governement is trying to say its sorry by sending us check every month in unemployment insurance and welfare so we can by food for our families but the checks are not enough to buy healthy foods so we buy junk food.every time i turn around some white people are messing things up for us.if this girl was a size 9 she wouldnt be famous or nothing but because she is a size 25 she is fampous for being fat and peopole making chicken and ribs jokes its just not fair its not her fault for bin fat ,its the white peoples fault .

Posted at 11:15AM on Mar 15th 2010 by right not white
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Obviously this is a simple- minded white person poor attempt at trying to make this topic a racial matter. You are too ignorant to insult.


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1626 days ago
53.

Oh boy....    

She really needs to lose that weight. Not that it's anybody's business but hers. And she was recognized for her work in a movie that had a great script and I don't think that she is that much better of an actress than many others. In case most people haven't noticed, many young kids and adults with no training at all are excellent actors as well. I think most of the "educated in their craft" actors are some of the worst actors. It's not rocket science. And, another thing, I'm so tired of black women that win awards always making it into a "black award". I mean when Mo Nique got onstage, it bacame about the black movement instaed of just accepting the award. It's just so tiresome to constantly here about how the award means so much because they are black... Many, not all, of the black community today, have no real experience with rasism of the past and what their ancestors went through. They just know that they can bring race into just about any issue and use it to their advantage. And the young white community is being brainwashed into believeing "they" owe the young black community an easier ride because of what our ancestors did.

1626 days ago
54.

Scott Amundsen    

Please. The woman's weight is none of anybody's business. And while we are discussing the Oscar, anybody ever hear of Kathy Bates, who won for MISERY? She is not exactly what one would call petite either, but she IS a hell of a splendid actress and that is what counts!

1626 days ago
55.

tiavia    

Maybe all this concern will motivate her to lose weight or she will get fatter and die

1626 days ago
56.

Sarah    

I think it would be great if she lost weight she would feel alot better. But for anyone to come at you with it hell no thats rude.I do feel like she would get alot more roles if she was to lose weight. But do it when and if you want to, not when anyone in Hollywood suggests it.

1626 days ago
57.

Ella    

Oh please! Who are you all kidding? Gaby is at least three Mo'Niques and a half. Open your eyes, people. I'm quite sure that her "level of fitness" is pitiful. Walking and standing up are strenuous exercises when you're that heavy.

It's also impossible to say whether or not she is "cute" because all you see when you look at her is fat. I'm not saying this in any way detracts from her acting ability, but the cold hard fact is that she is too big to be in any productions at this point. When she gets down to the size of one Mo'nique there will be plenty of roles for her.

IF she is truly happy with her current self, then great. That positive attitude and self love will make her strive for improvement, good health and long life. Nobody is saying she should get smaller than a size 16 or so, but she needs to drop some major weight safely with proper diet and exercise before her heart gives out and she dies on us.

And why the hell is race being brought up here on either side? This isn't about her color, it's about her mass.

1626 days ago
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G2K (Good To Know)    

She is a large woman but I think she is challenging convention. As a country, we are challenging conventions like never before. Whether it's a black president or gay marriage/rights or the standard for beauty or even fame, it's all being challenged. You can be famous for absolutely nothing these days. Gabby has talent you can't ignore but is she more famous than any of the Kardashians? I think the tipping point for the Oscars was a few years back when Jennifer Hudson won an Oscar over Beyonce. Hudson is clearly a better singer and actress but Beyonce is clearly more famous (and one could argue more attractive). REAL talent won out over perceived talent and that's a good thing. I hope the trend continues. There are more women out there that look like Gabby than look like pick a name, let's say Angelina, which means a whole new talent pool will open up leading to better performances. If we as a public are satisfied with the cookie cutter process that has given the likes of Jessica, sing every song as if it's the National Anthem, Simpson and Jennifer, play the exact same character no matter the movie, Anniston, then yes, there is no place for Gabby.

1626 days ago
59.

nadia    

okej being overweight is not good we all know that...
but being to damn skinny is not good either but why is it that almost everyone in the world is bitching on this girl.
while there are so many others that are to damn skinny...
but again being really heavy is not good..
but if everyone is bitchin agains her they should attack the damn skinny women to...cause lord knows that aint healthy to...

1626 days ago
60.

capt andy    

A few overweight actors/actresses

Jack Black
Raymond Burr (deceased, but worth mentioning)
Kathy Najimy
America Ferra
Raven Symone
Nikki Blonsky
Kaycee Stroh
Amy Bruckner
Spencer Breslin
Kyle Massey
Jonah Hill
Seth Rogan
Jack Black
Jordin Sparks
Whitney Thompson
Mia Tyler
Christina Schmidt
Queen Latifah
Toccara Jones


Posted at 11:44AM on Mar 15th 2010 by Just Saying



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Raymond Burr was'nt fat and most of the other tubbies,who the hell are they?????
Jack Black made a few movies but he isnt fat,he is chubby and if you ever saw Perry Mason..... Burr was not fat at all,then he was crippled so no wonder he put on a few pounds.All the rest I have never heard of,they are too busy eating than acting I guess

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