Gabourey Sidibe And Roland Martin are not happy about the George Zimmerman vs. DMX celebrity boxing match and are speaking out against it.
Stars gathered Saturday in hollywood to celebrate their nominations at the NAACP Image Awards Nominees Luncheon. The Image awards celebrates outstanding achievements of people of color in the arts as well as those individuals who promote social justice.
Because this was one of the main focuses of the event HipHollywood wanted to know what attendees thought about the George Zimmerman vs. DMX celebrity boxing match. Although news went out on Saturday stating that the fight was canceled, HipHollywood has learned from people close to event that the fight promoter has not officially thrown in the towel.
Gabourey Sidibe, the 30-year-old star of Precious, was almost speechless, “I don’t understand why it’s necessary and it isn’t. Its a bad thing to do, don’t do it,” she said shaking her head.
Rowland Martin, the host of “News One Now” was more vocal about his opinion. “That is uterly shamefull. George Zimmerman is not a celebrity he is a murderer. That is exactly what he is and DMX should have some sense of respect for Trayvon Martin and his family to say ‘absolutely no’ to bring attention to this shameful individual.” The TV One commentator followed up with this observation, “So its interesting how he was so concerned about being in hiding and about his safety, yet he wants to be in a celebrity boxing match, he is not a celebrity. So I wounder how America would feel if OJ Simpson was out of jail and decided to box somebody? I doubt that they would be all happy…”