If celebrities can learn anything from Rick Ross’ Reebok incident, it’s that what comes out of their mouth is always subject to scrutiny. In another case of “when keeping it real goes wrong,” actor/singer Tyrese Gibson lands himself in hot water for a series of outlandish comments.
While promoting his self-directed and self-narrated documentary A Black Rose That Grew Through Concrete, the 34-year old used a question about healthy lifestyles to blast overweight people about their looks. “No two situations are the same. If you are fat and nasty and you don’t like the way you look, do something about it. It’s simple,” he tells music site AllHipHop.com. “When you take a shower and you put your fat, nasty body in the shower and by the time you get out, the mirrors are all steamed up so you don’t look at what you did to yourself. That may sound offensive or insensitive but ultimately, you are big as hell because you have earned that sh-t. You worked your ass off to eat everything in sight to get big as hell. If you got a problem with the way you look, then you need to do something about it. Excuses sound best to the people that’s making them up.”
Although his comments are attributed to America’s growing problem with obesity, it’s the lack of finesse and overall respect that have critics fuming. Do you see a Twitter apology in Tyrese’s future?
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