It’s a good thing that Gabourey Sidibe is comfortable in her own skin because there are plenty of people out there looking to rip her to shreds due to her obesity. In November the Hollywood new-comer spoke to Oprah about her appearance and her decision to accept and love herself despite how the outside world reacts to her.

It’s safe to say that she was forced to embrace herself out of necessity due to cruel comments like the ones made earlier this week by talk show host Howard Stern and co-host Robin Quivers as they lambasted Sidibe for her weight, and Oprah Winfrey for ‘daring’ to suggest that the young actress has a bright future in Hollywood.

Although Howard and crew were as obnoxious, ignorant and unnecessary as usual, their insults were probably a drop in the bucket compared to what Sidibe has heard throughout her entire life. Hopefully she will continue to disregard the irrelevant views of others and focus on loving herself and nurturing her theatrical talent. After all, it’s that approach that has gotten her where she is today; who knows where it will take her tomorrow.

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