Gabourey Sidibe Wants To Stop Getting Scripts That Compare Characters To "Hippos"

Gabourey Sidibe Wants To Stop Getting Scripts That Compare Characters To "Hippos"
Gabourey Sidibe Wants To Stop Getting Scripts That Compare Characters To "Hippos"
Sidibe's words hit the nail on the head when it comes to plus-size characters, too. Yes, their appearance is a part of their life; how you look is a part of anyone's life. But it's not the only thing that should define those characters — plus-size people have interests, hobbies, and dreams like any other characters would. And, really, what purpose does does calling attention to the character's size serve, anyway? Unless the role is for, say, someone undergoing weight-loss surgery, there's no need to address it, especially not in the very beginning of a script. We're thrilled that Sidibe is calling this out — hopefully, screenwriters will be more thoughtful in the future.

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