Recently the name Jennifer Hudson has caused the strongest Oscar buzz for an African-American actress since Halle Berry took home the coveted award in 2002 and I honestly don't remember the buzz being as strong for Halle as it is currently for Ms. Hudson.
On the other hand some sources in the media have attempted to portray Jennifer as a homophobic bible-thumping bigot.Anyone in their right mind who's been following her career since American Idol should know that this assumption is false. She recently released a statement to The Advocate magazine and also posted the response on her myspace page.
"In a recent interview I was asked how I reconciled being a Christian with performing at events for my gay fans. I find it upsetting that some folks equate being a Christian with being intolerant of gay people. That may, unfortunately, be true for some, but it is not true for me. I have talked often of my love and support of the gay community. I have said again and again that it was the gay community that supported me long before and long after American Idol and kept me working and motivated. It is the gay community that celebrated my voice and my size and my personality long before Dreamgirls. Yes, I was raised Baptist. Yes, I was taught that the Bible has certain views on homosexuality. The Bible also teaches us not to judge. It teaches us to love one another as God loves us all. I love my sister, my two best friends, and my director dearly. They happen to be gay. So what? While some search for controversy, I hope that my friends and fans who know me know where I stand."
Spoken like a diva in the making who knows that if her career is going to thrive she needs the support of the gay community.
But not only was her statement an important business move on her part but it was the human thing to do. It didn't take her 10 years into her career and 9 Grammys later to acknowledge her gay fan base like another artist that I will not mention.
I swear I've never been in love with a woman, but between her amazing voice and the anticipation of the movie release(hey I don't live in LA anymore, I've got to wait until Xmas day like everybody else) I think I might experience my first climax with a woman ever! I know...too much information!