Gabourey Sidibe is at the center of a new and different controversy.
Johanthan Capehart of The Wasthington Post was at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, which Gabourey also attended dressed in blue. Capehart was excited to spot her “laughing uproariously with the man sitting to her right.” He went up to her and had the following encounter:
“I know you’re having a good time and I’m sorry to interrupt,” I began. My next sentence didn’t come out because Sidibe shouted over the din, “Yeah, come back in five minutes!” Thinking she was joking, I laughed and pretended to walk away. When I noticed that the look in her eyes meant she was serious, I walked back to her and said, “I just wanted to congratulate you on your nomination. I thought your performance was spectacular. I even wrote a column about it.”After wishing her good luck, I rejoined my friend.
The columnist felt rejected, but when he got back to his table a fellow columnist told him she had congratulated Sidibe at the pre-cocktails and the star responded “I guess I should say, ‘Thank you.” Later, at the after-party, a producer tried to take a picture with her, even though Capeheart insisted she was “mean”, and ultimately Sidibe rejected him.
It sounds annoying to be interrupted, but that can’t be a new thing. Either the girl had a bad night or she’s tired of all the little people. Honey, I know loosing your privacy sucks but a star shouldn’t loose their appreciation and grace until after their second film.