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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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106.

medicswife    

I could only imagine a white woman do any kind of show weighing in at about 500 pounds.but I guess that will be discrimation to mention it to her.hell if she is happy weighing 500 pounds so let it be, only means we wont haft to look at her that much longer.

1691 days ago
107.

Millie    

I heard her real name is Gaflabby SideOrderOfFries, which suits this grotesque creature.

1691 days ago
108.

Lucca    

Look at the size of her hand in the pic! It looks like a giant Easter ham! How much does this manatee really weigh? Could we get her to a truck scale so we could all find out?

1691 days ago
109.

miz    

haven't read thru all the comments, so this might have been mentioned.

Mammy won an Oscar for Gone in the Wind and she was a very large woman.

1691 days ago
110.

Michelle    

Its like everywhere you turn, there are ignorant ass people. Who cares if she is heavy. She is a great actor. So what if she doesnt stick her finger down her throat or eat two peas a day. Come on people. Not everyone is a size 0 and even if you are big, you can have a great career. I cant wait to see her in her two and yes people i said two movies. Then you all can kiss her fat ass.

1691 days ago
111.

gerri    

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1680 days ago
112.

samantha smith    

Being healthy is a choice, if she doesn't want to do it, its her choice, leave it to her to decide what she wants. Gabourey Sidibe can be a star because of her talent not because she can prove America she can shed some pounds.

1683 days ago
113.

Jasmine    

60. 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.

Posted at 11:43AM on Mar 15th 2010 by Ummm, yeah...right...


Lol White people will ALWAYS owe us...Until the day that we are able to live in any community that we desire and not have to worry about not getting in, simply because of the color of our skin. All of you will owe us until the day we can finally apply for a job, and KNOW in our hearts that if we didn't get the job, it was simply because we were not qualified, NOT because of the color of our skin. You will all owe us until the day all African-Americans are treated EQUAL, by every sense of the word.


Ummm, yeah right, Idiot.

1672 days ago
114.

Thunder Thighs    

157. 60. 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.

Posted at 11:43AM on Mar 15th 2010 by Ummm, yeah...right...

There is one more thing that I would like to add. If you haven't noticed already, there are very FEW African-Americans who were ever blessed enough to receive an Academy Award. Believe it or not, there actually was a time when African-Americans NEVER received an award for all of their hard work. With that being said, you honestly expect that we not make a big deal on this rare occasion that we actually receive an Academy Award? *laughing uncontrollably* You are a complete and total MORON. Why don't you take off those pretty rose-rimmed glasses that most of you white people love to wear, and view things the way they really are. Do you honestly think that we, African-Americans, should just "pretend" that we were never enslaved by your horrible white ancestors, and that we should just get over the terrible, inhumane things that your ancestors did to us so many years ago??? When all the while, we are STILL facing tremendous oppression this very day!? You have got to be a complete Idiot, to think that do not have a RIGHT to still be upset. Do you really believe somewhere in your small little microscopic mind, that we are really being treated as EQUALS today? That all things are created equal between whites and blacks? Get a fucking clue!

1672 days ago
115.

Shawn    

Ever since Oprah talked about acai berries on her show so many companies have been making weight loss supplements containing them. How ridiculous and to target celebrities in the hope of making money is quite pathetic. If they are so concerned about the obesity epidemic why don't they launch campaigns to help kids or work on changing the school lunch system, not make weight loss supplements that hardly work.

1671 days ago
116.

tom    

I believe that it is the best time for Gabourey to start taking her weight seriously. She is still young and can still put her life in the right direction. It is up to her to make the decision to start living a healthier lifestyle, not the promoting company. If you need help girl, head on over to www.fitclick.com. I lost 10lbs so far. Good luck and let the girl live.

1670 days ago
117.

Megan    

It is very unhealthy to be at the weight that she is, combined with her short height. She needs to start taking better care of herself if she wants to have a long and healthy life.

1691 days ago
118.

Shelley    

Leave her alone. People are mean. Big girls are people too. With feelings and everything. And she might night be able to lose weight on her own. Medical problems may be preventing weight loss. I loved the movie. She was great. She represented real people not fake Hollywood types.

1691 days ago
119.

Frank    

These are the same crooks peddling Acai berries to lose weight.
Look the other way Gab, leave these shysters before they get most of your $$ and, most importantly, tarnish your good name.

1691 days ago
120.

Jason    

Anyone who would say such nasty and hateful things about any person is a disgusting and sick human being. It is NOT our place to devalue anyone for being big. You people are absolutely despicable human beings with NO integrity. I am disgusted by these comments......

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