You knew this conversation was coming, right? Apparently Vogue skeleditor Anna Wintour has deemed actress Gabby Sidibe too large for her precious magazine. Never mind that Gabby was nominated for an Oscar for her first ever acting role, she’s super-plus size, and that just won’t do for fashionistas who like their lattes, stilettos and humans twig-skinny. The actress is no stranger to cover controversy; earlier this year Gabby was excluded from a cover of Vanity Fair that featured numerous young starlets, and took the snub in stride.
According to Popeater, one Vogue insider scoffed and the suggestion. “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,” said the source. Added another, “Vogue is a 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.”
Anna Wintour’s Conde Nast crew is notorious for pressuring its peeps to stay slim. Anna led an intervention that confronted Editor at Large Andre Leon Talley about his weight (he went on to lose some of the poundage), and the magazine very infamously put Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavey on a diet that was documented in the pages of their magazine. Anna even suggested to Oprah Winfrey that she lose 20 pounds before appearing on the cover of Vogue, and Oprah – the Queen of the World! – obliged. If she has that much control over the most powerful woman in the world, than who can stop her?