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Lupita Nyong’o saw this one coming. She even mentioned it herself in her Vogue interview. The “12 Years a Slave” actress told “Vogue” … “The red carpet feels like a war zone, except you cannot fly or fight; you just have to stand there and take it.” Stars like Tom Cruise and Gwyneth Paltrow have felt the heat after making similar comments to being famous and being at work.

During her Vogue interview, Lupita quickly tried to clean up her comment by saying, “I hope they don’t make that the big quote! Because that would be sad! Tell them not to do that!”

Well the “thems” in question already have. Several commenters on sites have questioned why would she even say such words.

Maybe this is Lupita’s first Hollywood “scandal”, and we’re quite sure she’s learned her lesson. And for the record, there’s no similarities at all. If I had to pick a mortar attack over paparazzi flashing lights in my face. Guess which one I’m going with?

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  • Me

    non-scandal. it’s just a figure of speech

  • AfroStyling

    Oh please, if she had a history of being an insensitive and clueless goop like gwyneth i would agree but no. Leave our Lupita lone abeg!

    • Tonididitonem

      Abi. They’re tryna create drama Kia Kia like abeg let her land first. This is only her first year as a Hollywood star proper.

  • Jenb

    It’s a common phrase that many people use. However, when you’re famous, you don’t have the luxury of saying what you want. She’s smart, she’ll learn to never say anything that might be perceived as “controversial.” White celebs (jennifer lawrence) say stupid offensive things daily, but we know the media isn’t going to accept any comment from Lupita.

    • Anonin

      Once I read a comment someone made saying they’re fine with Jennifer but can’t put their finger on why they’re not crazy about lupita, saying its probably because she’s too controlled.

      Thankfully someone educated the idiot on how things are different for diarrhea mouth and Lupita who is not only black but a politicians daughter. She has to be very careful.

  • Sarabi

    It’s a pet peeve of mine when people use the word war so callously. For example: “the war on drugs” or “the war on bullies” or even the way Lupita used it.

    I cringe when people do this. I feel it desensitizes the word. Much like when people use the words rapey, the N word and retarded.

    • Kema

      Hmmm… but the “war on drugs” has taken many lives.

    • Sarabi

      That’s a really good point.

  • Cia

    What does she mean by War?