1970s actress Pam Grier is being body shamed on social media, after putting on weight. The lovely actress – who is now 69 years old – popped up yesterday at the 51st Edition of Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantastic de Catalunya Sitges in Sitges, Spain.
Pam looked great, but it was clear that she’s put on a few pounds in recent months.
Almost immediately, haters on social media started making disparaging comments against the 69 year old actress.
Grier became known in the early 1970s for starring in a string of women in prison and blaxploitation films such as The Big Bird Cage (1972), Coffy (1973), Foxy Brown (1974), and Sheba, Baby (1975).
She also starred in Quentin Tarantino’s film Jackie Brown, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress.
Pam’s also been nominated for a SAG Award, as well as a Satellite Award for her performance in Jackie Brown. Grier is also known for her work on television; for six seasons, she portrayed Kate ‘Kit’ Porter on the television series The L Word.
Grier has never been married and has no children but she has had a few high profile relationships.
Grier met basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar before he became a Muslim. Soon after they began dating, he converted to Islam. Abdul-Jabbar proposed to Grier, but gave her an ultimatum to convert to Islam. He said, “If you don’t commit to me today, I’m getting married at 2 this afternoon. She’s a converted Muslim, and she’s been prepared for me,” adding, “once you become Muslim, you might appreciate another wife.” Grier declined, and he got married that day.