Gabourey Sidibe has opened up about her recent weight loss, insisting she does not want to be congratulated for the dramatic change in her appearance.
“You don’t need to congratulate me on it,” the 34-year-old told Robin Roberts on Thursday morning during a guest appearance on the Today host's podcast. “You don’t congratulate me every time I blow my nose. I needed to. It’s my body,” the Empire actress continued. “Mind your own body.”
Sidibe says she finds the way we talk about women's bodies to be misogynistic, “we tell women what they need to look like, and what they don’t need to look like,” she explained.
“There are plenty of like fat guys or whatever, and no one has ever written think pieces about why they need to lose weight. No one’s ever going to accuse them while they were, you know, on a show promoting their film, that they’re actually promoting an unhealthy diet.”