Gabourey Sidibe's Mom Slams Howard Stern for Fat Jab: "Get a Life!"

Celebrity Body Mar. 16, 2010 AT 12:30PM
Gabourey Sidibe's Mom Slams Howard Stern for Fat Jab: "Get a Life!" Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.com

Gabourey Sidibe's mom is making a big deal about Howard Stern's criticism of her daughter.

"Get a life!" Alice Tan Ridley fumed on Inside Edition Monday of the shock jock, who called the Oscar nominee, 26, the "most enormous fat black chick I've ever seen... She should have gotten the Best Actress award because she's never going to have another shot. What movie is she gonna be in?"

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Added Ridley, "He can see, you can see, I can see Gabby is a big girl. She's a big woman, so what's wrong with that?

"She's not like everyone else in the world. I don't see him giving jobs out to anybody, so why should we care what he says?" Ridley -- who performs in the New York City subway for a living -- continued. "He might not hire her, but someone else will."

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The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) also defended the Precious actress Tuesday -- one day after weight loss company AcaiSupply.com publicly offered her a one-year supply of their product to "reach your goal of someday winning an Oscar... by being active, fit, and most of all, healthy!"

Said NAAFA's spokeswoman Peggy Howell, "You cannot tell by looking at a person if they are healthy. Fat does not equal disease and thin does not equal healthy... Achievements come in all sizes."

Sidibe -- who will star in the Showtime dark comedy series The Big C beginning this May -- recently told Oprah Winfrey that she'd come to terms with her weight.

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“It's something I've had to work at. My first diet started when I was six years old," she said. "I've never been a small girl. One day I had to sit down with myself and decide that I loved myself no matter what my body looked like and what other people thought about my body."

Sidibe will also appear alongside Zoe Kravitz in "Yelling to the Sky," which hits theaters later this year.

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