Vogue's new scrutiny for Sidibe
- Photo: WENN1 of 9
- Photo: Steve Granitz/GettyImages.com2 of 9
- Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP3 of 9
- Photo: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP4 of 9
- Photo: Jeff Kravitz/GettyImages.com5 of 9
- Photo: Sean Kilpatrick/Invision/AP6 of 9
- Photo: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP7 of 9
- Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP8 of 9
By Jennifer Odell
With Susan Powter, Jessica Simpson, a weight loss company and even her own mother jumping into the much-hyped discussion about Gabourey Sidibe's size, it may be no wonder that magazine queen Anna Wintour has no plans to find a Vogue cover slot for the “Precious” star.
But after Vanity Fair infamously left Sidibe and other rising star actresses who didn't seem to fit the “thin, white and typically pretty” mold off its recent “Young Hollywood” cover, more eyes are turned toward Sidibe's media presence, or lack thereof.
PopEater reports that the young star would never land a Vogue cover because of her weight.
"She's a joke in the fashion community. What she wore on the red carpet at the Academy Awards wasn't a dress, it was a tent,” a source from the magazine reportedly told the Web site.
"Vogue is venue where designers debut their best new pieces. All are of which are one of a kind and sample size. It would be impossible to get a regular-sized girl in those clothes, let alone Gabby,"
The comments may be insensitive, but there does seem to be some back-and-forth when it comes to Vogue's approach to weight.
In May, 2009, Wintour was quoted as saying that her magazine and others have a duty to address America's weight obsession.
"There's such an epidemic of obesity in the United States, and for some reason, everybody focuses on anorexia," Wintour told Us magazine.
"We need to spend money, time and education on teaching people to eat, exercise and take care of themselves in a healthier way. It [has gotten people] provoked, which is really the point."
RELATED: See more photos of Gabby Sidibe
While Wintour has yet to use her magazine's cover to tackle these health issues, that's really never been Vogue's terrain.
Similarly, Gabby Sidibe didn't put herself in the spotlight to show off her physique or her fashion sense. She's an actress. Can't we just be satisfied with what she set out to do?
Penelope + North
Kim Kardashian chaperones North and Penelope as the family celebrates Mason's fifth birthday on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
From Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger to Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble; check out these odd celebrity couples.Watch Video »
From Brad and Angelina to George and Amal, get the scoop on Hollywood's two biggest weddings of the year.Watch Video »
Check out The Rock's best Instagram videos of 2014 on today's Celebs Gone Social, hosted by Wonderwall Editor Jessica Wedemeyer.Watch Video »
Paparazzi hound Candance Cameron Bure about hockey, God and her brother Kirk.Watch Video »
Check out Hilary's Frenchie plus more of the cutest celebri-pups to make their debut on social media in 2014 on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Like us on Facebook?
From Crowd Ignite