Let me start out by saying that I don’t hate Jennifer Hudson. Really, I don’t.
So then why the post? Because she irks me. Everybody loves to root for an underdog, so it irks me that she’s not as wildly popular as she should be. Let’s face it – homegurl was a serious underdog who has overcome some pretty tumultuous things in her life. Yet, she’s still not slayin’ the entertainment world like she should. And this brings me to the reason for my post – Why everybody hates Jennifer Hudson.
Let’s start at the beginning – the Idol days. She first burst onto the scene in that hideous silver spaceman unitard nonsense. I think in most cases, that would have been endearing and would have made me want to cheer her on. But no – not J Hud. She came across cocky, and I just wanted to make fun of her. And then that cockiness continued all season long and even manifested itself into arrogance. Eww. Now don’t get me wrong – gurl can sang. But gurl also had her head up her ass. Honestly, I wasn’t surprised whatsoever when she was voted off. In 7th place. Yeah, I know it was supposed to have been shocking or whatever, but people just didn’t like her that much.
And then there was Dreamgirls. Reports started to surface about her diva behavior, but that’s just tabloid garbage, right? Or was it? Article after article was written about her demands and how nasty she was to Beyonce. But whatever – you can’t trust those gossip sites anyway. And then the movie came out. And it was good. But I kinda felt like she wasn’t really doing any acting. I felt like she was just being herself – a diva. And yeah, yeah – she won the Oscar. No, seriously – great for her. But remember her acceptance speech? Not gracious or humble in the least.
Next up – the album. I thought this was really going to be her time to shine and show the world who she really is. And I really loved that album. Spotlight was my jam. It should have been every gay boy’s jam. But the album flopped. It sold a decent amount, but in comparison to what it should have sold – it was a commercial failure. Her singles just kept getting pushed back and switched out for other songs because of poor public reception. And then finally the album just died. I know it won her a few Grammys – rightfully so – but those awards aren’t voted on by the public. When it comes to anything awarded by the public (like album sales or radio play), she just can’t swing it.
And did anybody see her in Sex & the City? Gurl was not good. I’ll just leave it at that.
And then the horrible, unthinkable tragedy happened to her. Her family members were murdered. It was terrible and heartbreaking, and I was genuinely upset for her. And so was the rest of the world. For the first time, people connected with her. This should have been a new beginning for her. But alas, it wasn’t.
I started to see J Hud resurface in her Weight Watchers commercials and was so excited she was back on the scene. I was proud of her for coming through all that shiz and getting her life back together. And then Where You At? came out. And oh. Em. Gee. Loved it. But in all her interviews to support the album and the weight loss, the arrogant and cocky J Hud was back with a vengeance. Seriously. Worse than ever. And did y’all see what she did to Oprah? Flew outta Chicago the night before her show taping to go to a party in Texas. And then got trapped because of a snowstorm. And showed up like 6 hours late and made the O Team scramble around trying to fix that shit. She was out of control, and the Big O put her in her place. I don’t think I’ve ever cheered so much at the TV screen as when Oprah chewed out J Hud! Somebody had to do it.
And now, her new album is kinda tanking too. Why? Not because it sucks. It’s really good. It’s because she’s not authentic. She’s not genuine. And she’s just not likable. I’m sorry for going off on you like this, J Hud, but it’s only because I want you to succeed! Maybe you should take a note from my beloved Britney and let your tracks show every once in a while. BritBrit may not be the best singer, but she’s real, and people want to root for her. And gurl, you’ve got loads of talent – you could rule the world. If only people liked you.