Remember that story where it was rumored that Gabourey Sidibe was acting like a heffah with the press and fans? Well, her mom has something to say.
Sidibe’s mom Alice Tan Ridley gave an interview to Radar about the allegations that Sidibe is totally rude. Her denial is kind of half-a$sed, though, and it amounts to “That’s not the way I raised her.”
Alice Tan Ridley spoke to RadarOnline.com to defend her daughter Gabourey Sidibe regarding claims that Sidibe was rude to reporters and fans during and after The White House Correspondents Dinner.
Journalist Jonathan Capeheart from The Washington Post revealed that the Oscar-nominated Precious star had been mean to him while other reporters also complained about her attitude and the way she treated some fans. Mediabistro.com reported that at an MSNBC after party, the normally friendly actress snapped at one fan who asked for a photograph.
When the fan said jokingly, “That’s all you’re going to give me,” Sidibe responded, “You’ll get what I give you!”
But her mom – who is currently competing on America’s Got Talent– poured cold water on these reports of diva-like antics. The New York subway singer told RadarOnline.com: “I just spoke with Gabby yesterday while she was filming in Arizona and she is fine.”
“Would you believe all of those comments? Gabby was not raised to be a rude person. It has been a big change having all that attention and I think she has done well- she is happy right now– those comments are just other people’s opinions.”
Eh. Yeah, I don’t think her mom’s denial amounts to much. I said before that the Washington reporters and bloggers sounded honest, and their summary of Sidibe’s actions while in Washington seemed very likely. And the mom doesn’t really seem to deny it either – she’s just passing it off as “other people’s opinions”. Yes, in “other people’s opinions” Gaby needs to learn how to handle her fans and the media without coming across like an entitled, self-centered b*itch.
It was just one movie. Let’s hope Gabby doesn’t go off on a total star trip and start hitting people with cellphones. That would not be pretty.