Following the snub on Vanity Fair’s recent Young Hollywood cover, “Precious” star Gabourey Sidibe is getting another fashionable cold shoulder.The Oscar award nominee is said to have zero chance of ever appearing on a future cover of Vogue magazine due to her size, PopEater.com reports.
“She’s a joke in the fashion community,” a fashion industry insider scoffed. “What she wore on the red carpet at the Academy Awards wasn’t a dress, it was a tent.”
Harlem’s Sidibe, 26, is no stranger to being criticized for her weight.
Not only was she noticeably absent from the star-studded Vanity Fair cover that included many of her svelte industry peers, she has also been the butt of shock jock Howard Stern’s many vulgar insults regarding her appearance.
A second fashion source went on to explain that Vogue is an exclusive forum used by designers to debut the best pieces in their new collection.
“All are of which are one of a kind and sample size,” the insider added. “It would be impossible to get a regular-sized girl in those clothes, let alone Gabby.”
Following the exclusion from Vanity Fair, Sidibe carried on an optimistic attitude that she said has only helped her prosper in an industry that focuses on aesthetics. She explained that she decided long ago to be happy with the person she sees in the mirror.
“It was a long transition,” she told “Access Hollywood.” “I’m just grateful that I am there because so many people go through this — beautiful people, gorgeous people — don’t feel it, don’t feel as if they’re gorgeous and I think it’s really sad and I’m glad that I happen to be one of the people who does feel [it].”
A spokesperson for Vogue editor Anna Wintour has yet to comment on the matter.