Model-turned-actor Tyrese Gibson has refused to apologize for making comments about overweight people after his remarks drew the ire of his fans.
While promoting his documentary "A Black Rose That Grew Through Concrete" in an interview with AllHipHop.com, he was asked if his model past gave him the responsibility to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Tyrese launched into a tirade in response, saying, "No two situations are the same. If you are fat and nasty and you don't like the way you look, do something about it. It's simple. When you take a shower and you put your fat, nasty body in the shower and by the time you get out, the mirrors are all steamed up so you don't look at what you did to yourself.
"That may sound offensive or insensitive but ultimately, you are big as hell because you have earned that s**t. You worked your a** off to eat everything in sight to get big as hell. If you got a problem with the way you look, then you need to do something about it."
Tyrese defended himself on Twitter after nasty comments came in attacking him for his quote. He says in several posts, "I look online now my words get twisted about + (plus) size women? it's unreal out here... I'm not apologizing for what I said... I'm apologizing for the bad choice of wording and execution of my point around obesity... Y'all seen my documentary... I was brought in this world from a plus size mother and my sisters are plus size as well... I am concerned always... We always associate addictions to cocaine, Heroine (sic), and or alcoholic abuse... Food is the #1 addiction in American (sic)."