Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Gabourey Sidibe at the Golden Globe Awards #twitterwars
photo from The Root
On January 13, 2014 Gabourey Sidibe attended the Golden Globe Awards. Twitter couch correspondents criticized her physical appearance and gown during the awards show. Sidibe had an interesting response to the criticisms.
Sidibe's response was witty.
Please refer to the CNN coverage of this issue here. You can read Gabourey Sidibe's twitter post here.
In class we discussed how beauty is policed in society, particularly black women's lives. We decided to use the term "pretty patrol". How is Sidibe's Golden Globe experience reflective of our discussion about beauty in popular culture and our ideas about "the pretty patrol"?