Yesterday Jennifer Hudson, our sweet, sweet Clutchette, went straight back to her Southside Chicago roots and went OFF on a Twitter follower.
Feeling like interacting with her fans, J-Hud took it to the tweets to answer a few questions. But one fan’s inquiry set her all the way off.
Curious about her weight loss, one fan wondered if Jennifer’s dramatic change came as a result of surgery. She tweeted, “Did you get surgery to assist in your weight loss? Or is it all weight watchers?”
Maybe J-Hud was having a bad day, or maybe she was just sick of the question, either way, she went off.
“Pls don’t ask me no more dumb ass questions . If u try ww u would know u don’t need any assistance . U people r so brain wash,” she tweeted.
After that, the tweets and insults were flying, and neither woman came out looking too good.
This morning, J-Hud stopped by Tony Sculfield and the Morning Riot show to discuss her charitable efforts, her amazing weight loss, and how she got into a Twitter scuffle with her fan.
When asked about the heated Twitter exchange, Hudson explained:
“I don’t know why, but somewhere along this weight loss people forgot that I am from Chicago. But it’s not even that. It’s to me…it’s when you know it’s me on there. I literally sit and I talk to my fans all the time, so you know it’s me and you know you’re talking to me. And I feel as though, don’t say nothing to me on Twitter that you not gonna say to my face. I don’t know, somewhere along the lines, people think they can talk to celebrities any kind of way…we are people, too. Just the same as you want your respect we want ours.
It’s not just what you say but how you say it, so excuse me guys, I lost my celebrity religion for a second, give me a second and I’ll be right back.”
Although I understand Jennifer’s need to be treated like a human being, engaging in petty spats on Twitter do little to protect the brand she’s worked so hard to build.