Jennifer Hudson Steals Thunder From Lupita Nyong’o And Her Oscar Win With Snarky, Self-Obsessed Tweet (PHOTO)

Jennifer Hudson Steals Thunder From Lupita Nyong'o And Her Oscar Win With Snarky, Self-Obsessed Tweet (PHOTO)

Jennifer Hudson is in hot water for shading a colleague AGAIN. It seems that right after Lupita Nyong’o won the Academy Award for Best Supporting actress in the film 12 Years a Slave, Jennifer Hudson shared a picture of her home trophy cabinet and basically said that she would be needing more room because there would be more Oscars. Maybe she should work on getting another movie before she rubs that crystal ball, yes? But, that is neither here nor there. The issue here is the mere fact that Jennifer had the unmitigated gall to tweet that while Lupita was having her moment.

Of course Jennifer’s twitter followers took offense to this and called Jennifer out for shading and stealing Lupita’s shine. Normally, I would say that people are overreacting, but I actually agree with them this time. Jennifer has never been known for her social graces, so it isn’t surprising that she engages in Twitter arguments with her followers — LeAnn Rimes style. And, like LeAnn, her tweets are often littered with grammatical errors and misspellings.

Some twitter follower was probably trolling J-HUD about Lupita being the new kid on the block and she got defensive: wrong move. To Jennifer’s credit, she did say congrats to Lupita, but to immediately show a pic of her own trophy is classless and basically takes back the compliment. Here’s the bottom line: It wasn’t her time to shine, and if she had any grace about her she would have ended her commentary after saying congrats, instead of reminding everyone that she too was an Oscar recipient and insisting that she’d win more in the future.

If you want to win more Oscars, great; take the time to hone your craft and work hard to get those projects. Do not, however, raise your hand like an overzealous third grader and say, “Hey, everyone! Remember me? I won that award too and I’ll win more. Take that, Lupita!”

It was an infantile move and it wasn’t cool. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that Lupita deserved her Oscar more than Jennifer Hudson. Her performance in that very emotional and tragic film was way above tier. Lupita played a slave who was physically, mentally, and sexually abused by her sociopathic master and his wife, whereas Jennifer basically got an award for playing a chubby R&B singer when she was, in fact, a chubby R&B singer. That’s not a stretch. Jennifer didn’t exactly have to tap into any raw emotion to play Effie, and I always believed she got that award for her singing rather than her acting ability.

Maybe she should have just enjoyed the show and consulted a dictionary/thesaurus before unleashing her tweet for the entire world to see. What do you guys think? Are we overreacting or was Jennifer Hudson out of line?

Image credit to Twitter/ Jennifer Hudson



  • drdebo cherry

    Jennifer is missing something HUGE that Lupita has- an EDUCATION. I suggest she devote 4 years to securing that rather than wasting time pining for a movie role because #1 she can’t act- AT ALL (her previous and only real role was a type cast- she was just herself) and #2 she needs some class- (i.e.and that’s how you get it- and what a bonus the education will provide her with a REAL career)

  • janie

    Wow!

  • DS

    why are people so mean. People comment before knowing all the facts. As I understand it Jennifer did congratulate Lupita the minute she won. Someone asked her where was her Oscar and she showed her where it was. Then the ignorant people including the people from this forum did not know what they are talking about jump on the band wagon and start bad mouthing Jennifer Hudson who is one of the sweetest and kindest stars In the business. Jennifer I hope you have such a thick skin that nothing will keep you from where God is taking you and this is at the top for many, many years to come. Praying for you. DS

  • Oldsoul

    Jennifer probably is kind and sweet. HOWEVER. Engaging with ignorance on twitter is something and I believe I mentioned in my article how showing off her trophy case basically made the congrats null in void. even of a mean fan asked her where hers was, why did she feel Isecure enough to tweet a photo? That kind of insecurity is just as unattractive on her as it is on LR